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Simon Cohen "Sammy"

Born:
26 Shevat 5657 (29 January 1897)
Died:
20 Elul 5677 (07 September 1917)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
COH8844
Other first name:
Shimon
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
26 Shevat 5657 (29 January 1897)
Place of birth:
London

Death

Date of death:
20 Elul 5677 (07 September 1917)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
France
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Thiepval Memorial
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Body missing, 1917

Sammy was buried at the roadside and his body was never recovered.

End to Jewish Customs

Sammy's death was a shadow on the family and may have contributed to them stopping with their Jewish customs.

Proud Englishmen

Sammy and his brother joined up because, like their family, they were very proud of being English and how they had integrated into society. They joined up to show patriotism.

Family

Siblings

Joseph Cohen "Joe" (male)
Pauline Cohen "Polly" (female)
Daphne Cohen "Edie" (female)
Della Cohen "Dolly" (female)
Beryl Cohen (female)
Rochelle Cohen "Rose" (female)
Connie Cohen (female)

Parents

Parent: Shmuel Cohen ""Pop""
Mother: Annie Harris (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
S/17475 / 46403
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Date discharged/death:
07 September 1917
Rank at discharge/death:
Corporal
Invalided out of service:
1914
Returned to service:
1916
Assignments
Regiment:
Rifle Brigade
Regiment:
Northumberland Fusiliers
Battalion/unit:
13th Company, 9th Battalion

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Corporal
Date of Death:
07/09/1917
Age:
Regiment / service:
9th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers
Cemetery:
Grave reference:
Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Errands Boy
Organisation:
Harrods

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