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Maurice Comor

Born:
1894
Died:
20 Kislev 5678 (05 December 1917)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
COM9442
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1894
Place of birth:
Brighton

Death

Date of death:
20 Kislev 5678 (05 December 1917)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester
Cause of death:
Died of wounds
Burial place:
Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery

Places

Addresses

Family home:
5 Brighton Parade Blackpool (11 October 1917)

Other Organisations

Name:
Jewish Lads' Brigade

Synagogues

Name:
Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation
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Enlisment, 15 December 1914

He enlisted in St John's, Newfoundland, at the Church Lads' Brigade Armoury. He attested on the 15th of December 1914 and departed Newfoundland for overseas service on the 5th of February 1915.

Injury and Death, 05 December 1917

He was wounded at the Battle of Gueudecourt having incurred shrapnel wounds to the lumbar area of his back and his spine. He was transferred initially to a Casualty Clearing station before they sent him back to England for recovery on October 20th 1916. He was admitted to the Royal Victorian Hospital on return to England and remained there for five months, with some progress in the rehabilitation of his paralysed right leg and partially paralysed left one. Unfortunately, as the feeling returned so did the pain and it was necessary to administer morphine.

By March, his general health was considered better and the wounds were healing so they decreased the morphine dosage and considered sending him home on the 19th of March. However, he was transferred to the 2nd Western General (Alexandra Park) Hospital in Stockport, a day later on the 20th March, and there he remained until December the 5th when he died from his wounds.

Family

Siblings

Malvina Comor (female)
Alexander Comor (male)
Kate Comor (female)
William Comor (male)
Joshua Comor (male)

Parents

Father: Henry Comor (male)
Mother: Anna Comor (female)

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
725
Date discharged/death:
05 December 1917
Rank at discharge/death:
Lance Corporal
Invalided out of service:
12 October 1916
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Battalion/unit:
1st Battalion
Posting:
Cairo, Egypt
Sulva Bay, Gallipoli (Kangaroo Beach)
Malta
Fouen, France
Ypres, Belgium
Campaigns:
Gallipoli
Battle of the Somme - Battle of Gueudecourt (wounded - paralysed both legs)
Medals:
1914-1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Roll of Honour

M. COMOR, 10 November 1917

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Lance Corporal
Date of Death:
05/12/1917
Age:
23
Regiment / service:
1st Bn., Newfoundland Regiment
Cemetery:
Blackpool (layton) Cemetery
Grave reference:
N. 144.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Salesman

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