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Samuel Adelson

Born:
25 Heshvan 5657 (01 November 1896)
Died:
18 Av 5684 (18 August 1924)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
ADE6367
Other first name:
Schmiel
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
25 Heshvan 5657 (01 November 1896)
Place of birth:
Nemajuni, Lithuania

Death

Date of death:
18 Av 5684 (18 August 1924)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Cause of death:
Food poisoning
Burial place:
Beth-El Cemetery, Springfield, MA USA
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Royal Fusiliers Mutiny

Family legend
Samuel Adelson was one of 54 men in the 38th and 39th Royal Fusiliers to have been charged with mutiny in Palestine and sentenced by court-martial to penal servitude and hard labor. However, Lieut. Jabotinsky petitioned the King for mercy, which was successful. Samuel returned to the US in 1920 and lived in Springfield, Massachusetts until his death in 1924 from food poisoning.

My grandmother (his sister) had told us a story that he had been imprisoned for objecting to the treatment of the mules. It seems that he was, in reality, along with the other 53 men, objecting to the treatment of the Jews in the battalion.

Family

Siblings

Esther Adelson (female)

Parents

Father: David (male)
Mother: Zlata Gordon (female)

Homefront

Occupation:
Mattress maker

Military Record

Military service:
Army, 38th Royal Fusiliers
Military record no.:
J/6401
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1917
Date discharged/death:
1919
Rank at discharge/death:
Private

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