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Jacob Henry Dove "Henry"

Born:
29 Iyyar 5653 (15 May 1893)
Died:
1985

Basic Information

Unique reference:
DOV7675
Other surname:
Taub
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
29 Iyyar 5653 (15 May 1893)

Death

Date of death:
1985
Died in combat?:
No

Places

Addresses

Family home:
5 Walker Terrace (1920)

Other Organisations

Name:
Royal College of Surgeons in Ediburgh
Significance:
Fellow

Synagogues

Name:
Gateshead Synagogue
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Change of name

During the war, when the King became a Windsor, Henry's father Charles changed the family name from Taub to Dove, which is the German equivalent.

Antisemitism affecting job prospects

Because of antisemitism during the 1920s, he wasn't able to become a working surgeon so ended up as a GP and remained as one for his whole career which was a waste of extreme medical talent.

Meeting Rosie

He studied Medicine at Edinburgh and met a man called Woolf Sandelson who invited him to Newcastle for the holidays. It was here that he met Woolf's sister Rosie and promptly married her. Woolf gave them a home in Newcastle, Gateshead as a wedding present.

Ending up in India

When he entered the war, he was asked where he wanted to be and he said France but was sent to India instead. He spoke Hindu so could communicate with the local people.

What a gentleman!

Later in life, he moved to Brighton to be nearer to his family, which is where he met his second wife Stella. He used to go collect the paper from the same store and when he died, Hazel went to the newsagents he frequented to let them know. The owner, who he used to chat with in Hindi, described him as a "perfect gentleman."

Family

Spouse

Rosie Sandelson (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Dove

Spouse

Stella Dove (female)

Children

Hazel Dove (female)
Joyce Dove (female)
David Dove (male)

Siblings

Ian Dove (male)

Parents

Father: Charles (Ezekial) Dove (male)

Military Record

Military service:
Royal Army Medical Corp
Rank at discharge/death:
Captain
Assignments
Campaigns:
He served as a ship surgeon, first in Afghanistan and then in India.

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Gynaecologist
Type of employment:
General Practitioner

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