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Philip Lewis

Born:
19 Tevet 5656 (05 January 1896)
Died:
20 Tammuz 5749 (23 July 1989)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
LEW1302
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
19 Tevet 5656 (05 January 1896)

Death

Date of death:
20 Tammuz 5749 (23 July 1989)
Died in combat?:
No

Places

Addresses

Family home:
5 Albert Square

Other Organisations

Name:
Hebrew University
Significance:
Founding member

Synagogues

Name:
Philpott Street Synagogue
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Friday Night Dinners in Jerusalem

When they arrived to Jerusalem, all the Jews came out happy and he was sure he'd get an invite to a Shabbat dinner but no one was interested. Eventually he and his friend received one invite and attended but when they returned to the barracks they were punished as they hadn't been given any leave and were confined to the barracks.

Declining to move

Philip was the only Jew in the London Irish Battalion and he got on so well with his comrades he declined the opportunity to transfer to the mainly Jewish Battalions of the Royal Fusiliers who also took part in the Campaign.

Family

Spouse

Bertha Glicksman "Bella" (male)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Lewis

Children

Cyril Lewis (male)

Siblings

Ivor Lewis (male)
Alfred Lewis "Alf" (male)
George Lewis (male)
Sid Lewis (male)
Moishe Lewis (male)
Fanny Lewis (female)
Cissie Lewis (female)

Parents

Father: Jacob Lewis (male)
Mother: Florrie Lewis (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
592272
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1916
Assignments
Regiment:
London Irish Regiment
Battalion/unit:
2/18th
Campaigns:
Capture of Jerusalem in 1917

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Tailor
Organisation:
Lewis Cohen & Co

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