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Jewish Museum London / Jewish Military Museum Collections. Government Documents

Government bureaucracy in all industrialised countries functioned through document and register systems.
Official documents are therefore an important primary source for the study of First World War and its context. Its preservation and access is a must.

This collection contains more than one hundred documents, including certificates, soldiers books, permits, acts and minutes, kindly provided by the Jewish Museum London.

The Jewish Museum London holds an important archive which documents Jewish life in London in detail. The Jewish Military Museum/AJEX Collection, now at the Jewish Museum London, focuses on the stories of individual Jewish men and women who have served in the British Armed Forces for over three centuries. 

Image captions are provided by the Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum. If you have additional information or corrections for any image/s please email admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk for the attention of the Collections Manager and Curator.

 

  • A Commendation for bravery certificate. Rfn. Jack Ginsburg. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • A travel permit to Jerusalem for Pte M. Stern. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of demobilization belonging to Pte. Isaac Aizen. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldier's pay book belonging to CQMS Sydney Bolasco. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldier's pay book belonging to CQMS Sydney Bolasco. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldier's pay book belonging to CQMS Sydney Bolasco. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • A soldier's pay book belonging to CQMS Sydney Bolasco. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Protection certificate of Bernard Diamondstein. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Identity card of Bernard Diamondstein. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Identity card of Bernard Diamondstein. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Identity card of Bernard Diamondstein. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate on Demobilisation of Bernard Diamondstein. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Birth certificate of Bernard Diamondstein. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Birth certificate of Bernard Diamondstein. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Change of name registered on birth certificate of Bernard Diamondstein. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers service and pay book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers service and pay book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers service and pay book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers service and pay book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers service and pay book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers service and pay book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers service and pay book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers service and pay book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers service and pay book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers service and pay book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers service and pay book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • The Small Book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • The Small Book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • The Small Book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg) ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • The Small Book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • The Small Book of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg) ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of naturalization of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of naturalization of Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Letter to the officer commanding 187 Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Letter of thanks for army service to Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers demobilization account for Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Demobilization for Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Protection certificate for Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Document relating to Mr S Bolasco's service in the army. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Letter of gratittude to Pte Harry Lazarus. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Transfer to Reserve on Demobilisation of Pte Harry Biglizion. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldier's pay book. Pte. Jacob Weinberg. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldier's pay book. Pte. Jacob Weinberg. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldier's pay book. Pte. Jacob Weinberg. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldier's pay book. Pte. Jacob Weinberg. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Citation about Pte. Morris Solomon's awarding of the Military Medal. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Discharge certificate belonging to Pte. Morris Solomon MM. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Character certificate belonging to Pte. Morris Solomon MM. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Character certificate belonging to Pte. Morris Solomon MM. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Character certificate belonging to Pte. Morris Solomon MM. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Discharge certificate belonging Pte. Nathan Silverstone. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Pension's card of Louis Zimmerman. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Pension's card of Louis Zimmerman. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • War Injury Continuation Incapacity Certificate of Louis Zimmerman. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Letter from Scotland Yard to Louis Zimmerman. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Note medal awarded to Louis Zimmerman for 'services rendered'. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Discharge certificate of Pte. Perry Woolf. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Army discharge papers for Private Perry Woolf. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Army discharge papers for Private Perry Woolf. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Army discharge papers for Private Perry Woolf. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Army discharge papers for Private Perry Woolf. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Army discharge papers for Private Perry Woolf. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Defence Medal Claim form for Hyman Rutstein. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Defence Medal Claim form for Hyman Rutstein. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Defence Medal Claim form for Hyman Rutstein. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Defence Medal Claim form for Hyman Rutstein. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Naturalization for Hyman Rutstein. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Naturalization for Hyman Rutstein. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Registration (Aliens order 1920) of Henry Strong. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Registration (Aliens order 1920) of Henry Strong. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Registration (Aliens order 1920) of Henry Strong. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Registration (Aliens order 1920) of Henry Strong. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Registration (Aliens order 1920) of Henry Strong. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certficate awarded to Sgt Barnett Bitton for his service during WWI. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Royal Italian Army certificate/pass awarded to Pte Moss Aaron Levy. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers Pay Book belonging to Capt. Herbert Blumenthal. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers Pay Book belonging to Capt. Herbert Blumenthal. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers Pay Book belonging to Capt. Herbert Blumenthal. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers Pay Book belonging to Capt. Herbert Blumenthal. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers Pay Book belonging to Capt. Herbert Blumenthal. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers Pay Book belonging to Capt. Herbert Blumenthal. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers Pay Book belonging to Capt. Herbert Blumenthal. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers Pay Book belonging to Capt. Herbert Blumenthal ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Soldiers Pay Book belonging to Capt. Herbert Blumenthal. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Motor Fuel Ration Book for a Motor Car. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Motor Fuel Ration Book for a Motor Car. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Scroll of Honour certificate, awarded to Rifleman Israel Sidney Samson. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Discharge book for Private Samuel Herman. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Discharge book for Private Samuel Herman. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Discharge book for Private Samuel Herman. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Discharge book for Private Samuel Herman. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Discharge book for Samuel Herman. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Protection Certificate for Isaac Aizen. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Transfer to reserve documents of Pte Sam Stark. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Transfer to reserve documents of Pte Sam Stark. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Transfer to reserve documents of Pte Sam Stark. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Transfer to reserve documents of Pte Sam Stark. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Exemption from the Military Service of Pte Sam Stark. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Exemption from the Military Service of Pte Sam Stark. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • National Registration Act certificate belonging to Pte Sam Stark. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • National Registration Act certificate belonging to Pte Sam Stark. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • National Registration Act certificate belonging to Pte Sam Stark. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Demobilisation of Ralph Pint. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Protection Certificate belonging to Barney Haring. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of transfer to reserve on demobilization of Barney Haring. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of transfer to reserve on demobilization of Barney Haring. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Character Certificate for Pte. Sollozan Sanger. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Character Certificate for Pte. Sollozan Sanger. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Character Certificate for Pte. Soloman Sanger. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Employment during the war, Lewish Nathan. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Employment during the war, Lewish Nathan. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate re National Registration Act for Nathan Lewis. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate re National Registration Act for Nathan Lewis. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Royal Air Force Demobilization account for Nathan Lewis. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Protection Certificate and certificate of identity for Nathan Lewis. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Letter reporting wounding in action of Lewis Nathan. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • National Registration Identity Card belonging to Louis Rapaport. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • National Registration Identity Card belonging to Louis Rapaport. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • National Registration Identity Card belonging to Louis Rapaport. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Territorial force standard letter Mrs Melnick, mother of Pte. Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Territorial force standard letter Mrs Melnick, mother of Pte. Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Document from Territorial Force récord office. Pte. Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Document from Territorial Force récord office. Pte. Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Casulaties Form letter from The War Office récord office. Pte. Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Casualties army Form. Pte. Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Letter. International Committee of the Red Cross. Pte. Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Letter from the representative of the King of Spain. Pte. Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Letter to mother of Pte Jack Melnick by British Red Cross. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • War Office dependants form sent to mother of Pte. Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • War Office dependants form sent to mother of Pte. Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • War Office letter to Mrs Y Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • War Office letter to Mrs Y Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • War Office letter to Mrs Y Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • War Office memorandum to Mrs Y Melnick, mother of Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Letter from the War office to H.J. Melnick . Pte. J Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Form sent to Eva Melnick (daughter of Pte. J Melnick). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Commemoration Certificate for Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Letter relating call up of Rifleman Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Telegram relating call up of Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • A letter from the Record Office to Pte. Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Cover letter accompany the Memorial Scroll of Pte. Jack Melnick. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of transfer to reserve of Lewis Gewirts. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Employment during the war of Lewis Gewirts. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate of Employment during the war of Lewis Gewirts. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certified copy of an entry of birth of Lewis Gewirts. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certified copy of an entry of birth of Lewis Gewirts. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Protection Certificate of Lewis Gewirts. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Lewis Gewrits's transfer Statement of Clothing & Necessaries. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Lewis Gewrits's transfer Statement of Clothing & Necessaries. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Lewis Gewrits's 'Goodbye' Certificate. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Buckingham Palace official letter. Israel Mordecai Kay. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate death. Israel Mordecai Kay. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Letter sent to Simon Jacobs. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Letter sent to Simon Jacobs. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • British Legion certificate awarded to Simon Jacobs. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • A poster entitled 'Honour and Glory for 47th Division Our Deliverers/ Lille, le Octobre 1918'. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Leave and Railway ticket for Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Leave and Railway ticket for Barnett Rosen (Rosenberg). ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Official field Postcard to Mrs C Nathan from Lewis Nathan. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Official field Postcard to Mrs C Nathan from Lewis Nathan. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • A ship label and Diary of Transference belonging to Pte Louis Rapaport, Middlesex Regiment, when he was transferred from hospital, 1917. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • A ship label and Diary of Transference belonging to Pte Louis Rapaport, Middlesex Regiment, when he was transferred from hospital, 1917. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum

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