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Harris Lefcovitch

Born:
14 Tishri 5660 (18 September 1899)
Died:
22 Kislev 5737 (14 December 1976)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
LEF1787
Other surname:
(Changed in 1939 to) Lennard
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
14 Tishri 5660 (18 September 1899)
Place of birth:
St. Georges in the East, London

Death

Date of death:
22 Kislev 5737 (14 December 1976)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
Bethnal Green, London

Places

Addresses

Parents' home:
16 Morgan Street, St George in the East, Stepney, London
Parents' home:
26 St George's Street, St George in the East, Stepney, London (1911)
Family home:
125 Langdale Mansions, Whitechapel, London
Family home:
Harkness House, Christian Street, Whitechapel, London

Synagogues

Name:
Cannon Street Road Synagogue
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Conscientious Objector

Harris Lefcovitch was drafted in 1918 into the Royal Fusiliers but objected on religious grounds by disobeying orders. He was seen in court 01/07/1918 at Mill Hill and given 122 days of hard labour as his punishment. He was then seen again 17/10/1918 at Saltash where he was given 2 years hard labour, on 23/10/1918 he was sent to Plymouth Civil Prison and transferred to Pentonville on 27/11/1918.

Family

Spouse

Dora Smollet (female)
Place of marriage:
London - 09/1921

Children

Sidney Lennard (male)
Martin Lennard (male)

Siblings

Millie Lefcovitch (female)
Fanny Lefcovitch (female)
Rosy Lefcovitch (female)
Esther Lefcovitch (female)

Parents

Father: Simon Lefcovitch (male)
Mother: Hanna Uravich (female)

Homefront

Occupation:
Tailor

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1918
Date discharged/death:
17 October 1918
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Fusiliers
Battalion/unit:
37th/40th/42nd Battalion

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