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Herbert Epstein "Bert"

Born:
1894
Died:
1995

Basic Information

Unique reference:
EPS0794
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1894
Place of birth:
Cardiff

Death

Date of death:
1995
Died in combat?:
No

Places

Addresses

Parents' Home:
7 Fitzhammon Cardiff
Parents' Home:
Amberly Road Liverpool (1911)
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Fall of Baghdad, 1917

Bert was present after the fall of Baghdad and described how he comforted frightened Jews with some words in Hebrew. He also said that on a Saturday after the fall he saw the Hakham Bashi (Chief Rabbi) wearing a Turkish uniform enter the city in a horse drawn carriage.

Lawrence of Arabia

At some point during his time driving an armoured car in the Mesopotamian Campaign Bert met T.E Lawrence the famous archaeologist and military diplomat upon whom the Lawrence of Arabia tale is based.

Family

Siblings

Hymie Epstein (male)
Jack Epstein "Lawrence" (male)
Sophie Epstein (female)
Lily Epstein (female)

Parents

Father: Asher Epstein (male)
Mother: Sarah Stone (female)

Military Record

Military service:
British Army
Military record no.:
M/317421
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Sustained injuries:
None
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Army Service Corp
Battalion/unit:
Mechanical Tansport Devision
Campaigns:
Mesopotamia Campaign, The Fall of Baghdad

Roll of Honour

EPSTEIN

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