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Jacob Caplan

Born:
14 Elul 5642 (29 August 1882)
Died:
30 Shevat 5721 (16 February 1961)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
CAP5369
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
14 Elul 5642 (29 August 1882)
Place of birth:
Frauenberg, Kurland
Date arrived in Britain:
01 September 1891

Death

Date of death:
30 Shevat 5721 (16 February 1961)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
Alexian Brothers Nursing Home, Moston, Lancashire
Cause of death:
Cerebral Haemorrhage

Places

Schools

Name:
Manchester Jews School
Year started:
1891

Other Organisations

Name:
Manchester Jewish Blind Society
Date:
05 September 1953
Significance:
named as member in 1953 news article. He became blind in later life, believed to be related to WW1 injury

Synagogues

Name:
Kurland Synagogue, Manchester
Name:
Hayloft/Hayshop Shul, 78 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester
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Army Recruiting Office Observation, 1918

From army papers:
"Russian Jew. Speaks English fluently. Desires a Jewish Battalion"

Family

Spouse

Yetta Black "Ettie" (female)
Place of marriage:
Kurland Synagogue, Manchester
Country of marriage:
England

Children

Benjamin Caplan (male)
Florence Amelie Caplan "Flo" (female)
Sarah Caplan "Shirley" (female)
Annie Caplan (female)

Siblings

David Caplan (male)
Sarah Caplan (female)
Hyman Isaac Caplan (male)

Military Record

Military service:
9th (Russian) Labour Battalion
Military record no.:
556452
Date enlisted/conscripted:
11 May 1918
Date discharged/death:
28 January 1919
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Sustained injuries:
Chronic Bronchitis

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