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Philip Blacker "Phil"

Born:
1896
Died:
3 Av 5678 (12 July 1918)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
BLA1439
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1896
Place of birth:
Marylebone

Death

Date of death:
3 Av 5678 (12 July 1918)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Karachi, Pakistan
Cause of death:
Typhoid
Burial place:
Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial

Places

Addresses

Family home:
38 Grafton Street, London

Other Organisations

Name:
Oxford and St George's Club
Name:
Jewish Lads' Brigade
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JC - Captain of regiment

The Captain of his regiment, the Royal Sussex, writing from Lahore,
says: " I knew your son very well, as he had been in my Company ever since he joined up, and recognised him as a good sportsman and a thorough gentleman ; as a soldier he made a first-class signaller, and but for being in the Signal Section, no doubt would have been promoted high up in bis Battalion. He was greatly liked by his comrades."

JC - Lt H.H. Roskin

Lieut. H. H. Roskin writes: " We all feel the loss very intensely. Your son
was well Kked by all, and he was a good Jew. The respect in which your son
was held is evident from the fact that every officer of his Battalion attended the funeral. "

JC - Sergeant W. Proctor

Sergt. W.Jf. Proctor writes.: "Your son proved himself a most conscientious worker. Fearless, willing and .intellectual,. his work during the Waeiristaa campaign was beyond reproach. He died from typhoid in hospital, where he received every attention, and was buried with full military honours, and according to Jewish rites. He will remain in our memories forever as a great friend and a big-hearted comrade"

JC - Signaller A. L. Willson

Signaller A. L. Willson Writes: "In accordance with the wish of his comrades I convey, to you our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your child. He endeared himself to us all by his unassuming manner and his ever smiling face. Always ready to oblige or help anyone in trouble, we mourn his loss as that of a personal friend. He gave his life for the cause for which he enlisted."

JC - Ben Mocatta

Writing of him in the magazine of the Oxford and St. George's Club, of which he was a member, Mr. Ben Mocatta says: "Personally, I can say that I have lost as true a friend as anyone could wish to have, and it won't only be when I look on the 1914 camp photo that I shall sigh,
for his memory will ever be present to my mind when I think that many of the finest and most lovable characters have been taken from our midst. It is no exaggeration to say that none of Kitchener's Army did their duty more nobly, loyally, and cheerfully than the departed. Blacker was the finest type of fellow I have ever met, and I am convinced he made the name of Jew respected in a wide circle. Profoundest sympathy must be felt for the bereaved parents, sisters and brother. May God grant them strength to bear their great sorrow ! "

Family

Siblings

Barnett Blacker (male)
Deborah Blacker (female)
Eva Blacker (female)

Parents

Father: Harris Blacker (male)
Mother: Bella Blacker (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
266008
Date discharged/death:
12 July 1918
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Sussex Regiment
Battalion/unit:
2/6th Battalion
Posting:
India
Campaigns:
Waeiristaa Campaign

Roll of Honour

P. BLACKER, 12 July 1918

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Private
Date of Death:
12/07/1918
Age:
Regiment / service:
2nd/6th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment
Cemetery:
Grave reference:
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Clerk

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