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Henry Gershaw

Born:
14 Tevet 5655 (10 January 1895)
Died:
17 Kislev 5734 (12 December 1973)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
GAS6877
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
14 Tevet 5655 (10 January 1895)
Place of birth:
Wigan

Death

Date of death:
17 Kislev 5734 (12 December 1973)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
Leeds
Cause of death:
Old age
Burial place:
Gildersome Cemetery, Leeds

Places

Addresses

Family home:
14 Livingstone Street Leeds (1911)

Other Organisations

Name:
Jewish Welfare Board
Significance:
Active member alongside Golda
Name:
Leeds Kosher Kitchen
Significance:
Golda was a volunteer
Name:
Leeds Rugby League Supporter Club
Significance:
Henry was a founding member

Synagogues

Name:
Vilna Shul, Leeds
Name:
Childwall Synagogue, Liverpool
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Henry and Golda

Family legend
Henry was wounded in France and was in a military hospital for a year in Liverpool recovering. Golda and her friends would visit the Jewish soldiers in the hospital and she fell in love with him before he was sent back to France. He would send her postcards and presents from Europe before he returned and they were married in 1920.

Family coming from Russia

Family legend
Wolfe was Wolfe Efros when he came to England but the immigration officer couldn't understand him so declared his name was 'Gershon' just like the person before him. It was changed to Gershaw over the years.

Wrestling Fanatic

Family legend
Golda was a huge wrestling fan and used to watch it on the television. She was the kindest, quietest, sweetest person but the moment the wrestling was on she was like "KILL HIM!"

Family

Spouse

Golda Borkin (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Gershaw
Place of marriage:
Childwall Synagogue, Leeds
Country of marriage:
UK

Children

Jack (Avrom Jacob) Gershaw (male)
Bernard Gerald (Baruch Ben) Gershaw (male)

Siblings

Florrie Efros (female)
Clara Efros "Kitty" (female)
Sid Efros (male)

Parents

Father: Wolfe Efros (male)
Mother: Jane Efros (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
6061
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Date discharged/death:
1918
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Sustained injuries:
Gunshot to right foot, blown up in trenches by artillery shell
Assignments
Regiment:
Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Battalion/unit:
1st Battalion

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Tailor
Position:
Tailor
Organisation:
Montague Burtons

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