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Isadore Epstein "Izzy"

Born:
1892
Died:
1922

Basic Information

Unique reference:
EPS3965
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1892
Place of birth:
Cardiff

Death

Date of death:
1922
Died in combat?:
No
Cause of death:
Mustard Gas from the War
Burial place:
Vevey Cemetery, Switzerland

Places

Addresses

Parents' Home:
7 Fitzhammon Cardiff
Parents' Home:
Amberly Road Liverpool (1911)
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Soldier's Passover, 18 April 1916

During his time serving on the front in The Battle of the Somme Izzy wrote a letter home to his family describing the events of his Seder Night and Passover in the trenches. He notes how badly he misses his family, but feels connected to them knowing that across the channel they'll be thinking of him as he is thinking of them. His letter was published in the Jewish Chronicle, you can read the letter in the image below.

Family

Spouse

Sadie Epstein (female)

Children

Dorothy Epstein (female)

Siblings

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

Parents

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

Military Record

Military service:
British Army
Military record no.:
263058
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Sustained injuries:
Mustard Gas Attack, Respiratory Injuries
Assignments
Regiment:
Lancashire Fusiliers
Battalion/unit:
6th Batallion
Posting:
Flanders
Campaigns:
Battle of the Somme

Roll of Honour

EPSTEIN

Gallery

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