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Jewish Museum London / Jewish Military Museum Collections. Zion Mule Corps.

The Zion Mule Corps was formed in March 1915 and was the first regular Jewish fighting force for 2000 years.

This collection contains photographs, documents and objects relating to individuals who were part of the Corps, kindly provided by the Jewish Museum of 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.

 

  • Brass elephant from the memorial stone to 2nd Lt. Braham Alfred Franks who was killed in Gallipoli 23/10/15 at Sulva Bay aged 22. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Brass insignia 'The West Riding', from the memorial stone to 2nd Lt. Braham Alfred Franks who was killed in Gallipoli 23/10/15 at Sulva Bay aged 22. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Portrait of 2nd Lt. Braham Alfred Frank. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Photograph of Pte Gershon Shavitsky (later Savitt), Brighton Hospital 1917. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Discharge certificates for Pte Gershon Shavitsky (later Savitt), Labour Corps and Royal West Surrey. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Discharge certificates for Pte Gershon Shavitsky (later Savitt), Labour Corps and Royal West Surrey. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Discharge certificates for Pte Gershon Shavitsky (later Savitt), Labour Corps and Royal West Surrey. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Discharge certificates for Pte Gershon Shavitsky (later Savitt), Labour Corps and Royal West Surrey. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Discharge certificates for Pte Gershon Shavitsky (later Savitt), Labour Corps and Royal West Surrey. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Discharge certificates for Pte Gershon Shavitsky (later Savitt), Labour Corps and Royal West Surrey. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Pte. Isaac Gitter. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Extract of Polish register of births in Wielun, central Poland for Henoch Gabrilovitz, who served with The Zion Mule Corps. in Gallipoli in 1915. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate completed at the British Consulate in Alexandria on 6 September 1915 and issued to Enoch Grabinovitz. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate dated 17 June 1918, certifying that Enoch Grabinovitz is exempt on the grounds of "occupation, ill health" up to and including 11 September 1918. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Certificate dated 17 June 1918, certifying that Enoch Grabinovitz is exempt on the grounds of "occupation, ill health" up to and including 11 September 1918. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Photograph of Pte. Gershon Shavitzky Reg. No: 79690 with former members of the Zion Mule Corps. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Photograph of Mark Kirstein, Royal Fusiliers and Zion Mule Corps, served in the 38th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum
  • Photograph of Mark Kirstein, Royal Fusiliers and Zion Mule Corps, served in the 38th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. ©Jewish Museum London/Jewish Military Museum

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