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Joseph Cohen "Joe"

Born:
1899

Basic Information

Unique reference:
COH7863
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1899
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Translator

Joe was captured early on in the war and became a translator for the Germans as a POW with Jewish prisoners as he could speak Yiddish to them. He was relatively well-treated by the Germans and survived the war.

Early death

Joe died quite young from lung cancer as a result of smoking the cigarettes that were given out during the war.

Patriotism

Joe and his brother joined up because, like their family, they were very proud of being English and how they had integrated into society. They joined up to show patriotism.

Family

Children

Ray Cohen (male)

Siblings

Simon Cohen "Sammy" (male)
Pauline Cohen "Polly" (female)
Daphne Cohen "Edie" (female)
Della Cohen "Dolly" (female)
Beryl Cohen (female)
Rochelle Cohen "Rose" (female)
Connie Cohen (female)

Parents

Father: Shmuel Cohen (male)
Mother: Annie Harris (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
204410
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Date discharged/death:
1918
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Assignments
Regiment:
Training Reserve Battalion
Regiment:
Rifle Brigade

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