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Hyman Falk

Born:
1889
Died:
12 Elul 5676 (10 September 1916)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
FAL3260
Other first name:
Hymon
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1889
Place of birth:
Newcastle

Death

Date of death:
12 Elul 5676 (10 September 1916)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Somme, France
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Serre Road Cemetery No 2

Places

Addresses

Family Home:
53 Elgin Avenue, London (1911)
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Pte Hymon Falk - a Tribute by M.R. (Jewish Chronicle), 06 October 1916

Hymon Falk was one of my pupils many years back in Newcastle-on-Tyne and his parents were my close neighbours in the city. I was in their confidence regarding their hopes and intentions for him and I met him on several occasions in London. Thus I knew him intimately in all the relations of his life and admired him as a good son whose every thought was for his parents. His is one of the tragedies of this terrible war. Of a quiet and peaceful disposition, he was never a fighting boy and yet the sword was forced into his hand and he felt constrained to answer his country's call, for he was a fine type of the English Jewish lad who is attached to England and to all that this name connotes with every fibre of his being. He has died gallantly on the field of battle and I am sure that before the prospect of death, he never faltered in the knowledge that he was doing his bit for the Empire he so greatly loved. Not in vain will he and so many of our Jewish boys have died, for their participation in the struggle in which England is engaged will not only a contribution to the finishing of the war, but will help also to prove to the world at the Jew is not unmindful of the duties he owes to the country of his birth. Not alone in England's cause has he and they sacrificed their lives, but in the cause too, of world-wide Jewry. Surely, as the Rabbinical adage puts it, the tears that his death has evoked will be counted and treasured up by the Lord of Life!

Family

Siblings

Edith Falk (female)
Rose Falk (female)
Sophia Falk (female)
Victoria Falk (female)

Parents

Father: Michael Falk (male)
Mother: Theresa Falk (female)

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
10737
Date discharged/death:
10 September 1916
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Assignments
Regiment:
Middlesex Regiment
Battalion/unit:
2/7th Middlesex
Regiment:
London Rifle Brigade
Campaigns:
Somme

Roll of Honour

H. FALK, 10 September 1916

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Rifleman
Date of Death:
10/09/1916
Age:
27
Regiment / service:
1st/5th Bn., London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)
Cemetery:
Serre Road Cemetery No.2
Grave reference:
XXXII. C. 4.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Watchmaker
Date started:
1911

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