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George Hubert Cohen

Born:
26 Adar I 5638 (01 March 1878)
Died:
3 Sivan 5675 (16 May 1915)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
COH7312
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
26 Adar I 5638 (01 March 1878)
Place of birth:
West Derby, Lancashire

Death

Date of death:
3 Sivan 5675 (16 May 1915)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
La Bassee
Cause of death:
Killed in action battle of Festubert
Burial place:
GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY

Places

Addresses

Registered home:
The Priory St Thomas's Road London (1915)

Schools

Name:
Christ's College Cambridge
Year started:
1897

Other Organisations

Name:
Jewish Lads' Brigade
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Cheltenham Chronicle (UK), Obituary, p 6, 29 May 1915

On Saturday we reported the death in action of Capt. Benn Jack Brunel Cohen (O.C.), but it transpires that it was his brother, Lieut. George Hubert Cohen (O.C.), of the 5th Batt. King's (Liverpool Regiment), who lost his life in the fighting near La Bassée on May 17. The deceased officer was the third son of Alderman Louis S. Cohen, J.P., a prominent figure in the civic life of Liverpool, and head of the well-known firm of "Lewis's". Lieut Cohen, who was 37 years old, at one time practised at the Bar in London, and interested himself in the welfare of the Jewish youth of East London. His eldest brother, a major in the same regiment, saw him fall, and immediately went to his aid but was himself wounded, and is now back in England. Lieut. Cohen was always a keen Volunteer, having been a sergeant both in the cadet corps at Cheltenham College and in the C.V.R.V. at Cambridge, and for many years in the Inns of Court; when he resigned from the latter corps he had gained the long service medal. He had been practising law in Liverpool. At the time war broke out he was travelling in Norway, but he hastened to England and immediately enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment; but within a week he was offered a commission in the 5th Battalion King's Liverpool Regt. (T.F.)

Family

Siblings

Samuel Mailtland Cohen (male)
Ethel Julie Cohen (female)
Harold Leopold Wolfe Cohen (male)
Rex David Cohen (male)
Ruth Louise Cohen (female)
Eliot Charlie Cohen (male)

Parents

Mother: Martha Levy "May" (female)
Father: Louis Samuel Cohen (male)

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date discharged/death:
16 May 1915
Rank at discharge/death:
Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
King's Liverpool Regiment
Battalion/unit:
5th Bn
Campaigns:
Battle of Festubert
Medals:
Victory Medal
British War Medal

Roll of Honour

G. H. COHEN, 16 May 1915

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Lieutenant
Date of Death:
16/05/1915
Age:
36
Regiment / service:
5th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Cemetery:
Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy
Grave reference:
VIII. B. 34.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Barrister

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