Aircraftman 1st Class
Service number 1188288
Died 05 Jul 1941
Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
Jack was born on 9 June 1911 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to Alexander and Sally (Sarah) nee Jackson. Alexander served in WW1 as a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery and in 1939 worked as a hall porter at the Home for Aged Jews in Nightingale Lane, Wandsworth.
In 1939, Jack was living in Kensington and worked as a gents hairdresser before he enlisted in 1940.
Jack drowned on the ship SS Anselm when it was torpedoed north of the Azores on 5 July 1941. He was travelling to join the North Africa Campaign. Three other Jews were killed on the ship and are commemorated on this website, Nathan Daren, Gerald Michaelson and Maurice Joseph.