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Garnethill Synagogue, WW2 Roll of Honour

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject: Garnethill Synagogue, WW2 Roll of Honour Reply with quote

Unlike the memorial for the First World War, this one is not listed on the UKNIWM.

This appears to be a similar design to the WW1 memorial, but it appears to be made of painted wood. It certainly isn't marble like the earlier memorial.

This is one of several memorials to the Second World War, in addition to a brass plaque and a stained glass window.



Close-up picture showing the names a little clearer. The names of the fallen are slightly different to those included on the stained glass.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look how many women are listed here on a roll of service.

One man is buried in Garnethill Hebrew Congregational Burial Ground in Maryhill, see:

http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=248&highlight=garnethill&mforum=scottishwargraves

LEVITUS, SYDNEY
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 24
Date of Death: 13/04/1943
Service No: 658924
Additional information: Son of Samuel and Dora Levitus, of Whitecraigs, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot P. Grave 67.
Cemetery: GLASGOW (GARNETHILL) HEBREW CONGREGATIONAL BURIAL


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interestingly of the other four two died in the Far East and two are listed on th Brookwood memorial which may mean they were lost at sea?

GINSBURG, LEONARD E.
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Middlesex Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: between 08/12/1941 and 25/12/1941
Service No: 6206702
Additional information: (served as WINTER). Son of Samuel and Bessie Ginsburg, of Newlands, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Joint grave IV. G. 4-5.
Cemetery: SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, HONG KONG

Lance Corporal Ginsburg died in the defence of Hong Kong. 8th December was when the Japanese landed and 25th December 1941 was when the fighting stopped.

GREENSTEIN, HARRY
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 16 Coast Regt.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 31/10/1943
Service No: 1787350
Additional information: Son of Morris and Annie Greenstein, of Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. E. 46.
Cemetery: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, THAILAND

Gnr Greenstein died whilst working on the Burma-Siam Railway. Kanchanaburi is beside the River Kwai.

POLLI, SIMON
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Pay Corps
Age: 34
Date of Death: between 06/12/1942 and 07/12/1942
Service No: 7680226
Additional information: Son of Jacob and Sarah Polli; husband of Peggy Polli, of West Kensington, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 20. Column 1.
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL

LOEWENSOHN, HAIM
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 462 Gen. Transport Coy.
Date of Death: 01/05/1943
Service No: PAL/631
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 16. Column 3.
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
...they were lost at sea?

POLLI, SIMON
Rank: Private
Date of Death: between 06/12/1942 and 07/12/1942
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL


Private Polli was one of those lost on SS 'Ceramic'. He was travelling to Cape Town. See here;

http://www.ssceramic.co.uk/casualties/search.php

We've got quite a few other on the forum already, I've seen the 'Ceramic' mentioned here before.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
...they were lost at sea?

LOEWENSOHN, HAIM
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: 462 Gen. Transport Coy. Royal Army Service Corps
Date of Death: 01/05/1943
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL


Driver Loewensohn was lost when the Clydebuilt SS 'Erinpura' was bombed and sunk whilst heading to Malta from Alexandria. He was one of 140 men from the Jewish 462 Gen. Transport Coy lost on the ship.

It looks like the 462nd Coy had been formed in Palestine so Driver Loewensohn may not have been in Glasgow when war broke out?

See here

http://www.veterans.org.il/?p=3

Jewish Transportation Units (Royal Army Service Corps) fought in the Western Desert, in North Africa and in Italy. An entire Transportation Company was lost at sea when their ship en route from Africa to Italy was sunk by the Germans.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry Greenstein is listed as 16 Coast Regiment but I can't find any references to this unit.

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