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Philip Moses Marks

Born:
16 Nisan 5650 (06 April 1890)
Died:
21 Tishri 5676 (29 September 1915)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
MAR3702
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
16 Nisan 5650 (06 April 1890)
Place of birth:
Manhattan, New York

Death

Date of death:
21 Tishri 5676 (29 September 1915)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Hooge, Flanders
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Places

Addresses

Family Home:
Mount Coombe, Oakhill Road Surbiton
His home:
28 Royal Avenue, Chelsea

Schools

Name:
Westminster School
Year started:
1902
Year left:
1905

Synagogues

Name:
West London Synagogue
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Family Pedigree

Philip Moses Marks was born in the United States, the son of British-born author and art critic Montague Marks and grandson of David Marks, England’s first Reform rabbi, minister of the West London Synagogue. His mother Agnes’ family were also illustrious — his maternal aunt was the poet Emma Lazarus whose sonnet ‘The New Colossus’ is engraved on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

Westminster School

Marks was in Ashburnham House from September 1902 to Easter 1905. We do not know much about his time at school, except that he was frequently tanned (beaten) by monitors in his House for misdemeanours.

(http://firstworldwar.westminster.org.uk/?p=680)

Family

Spouse

Cynthia Janet Dow-White (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Marks
Place of marriage:
London, 1911

Siblings

Ada Esther Marks (female)
Julian David Marks (male)
Margaret Gladys Marks (female)

Parents

Father: Montague Marks (male)
Mother: Agnes Lazarus (female)

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date discharged/death:
29 September 1915
Rank at discharge/death:
Second Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
Middlesex Regiment
Battalion/unit:
4th Battalion
Campaigns:
Second Battle of Ypres

Roll of Honour

P. M. MARKS, 29 September 1915

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:
29/09/1915
Age:
25
Regiment / service:
4th Bn., Middlesex Regiment
Cemetery:
Grave reference:
Panel 49 and 51.
Additional information:

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