Private Solomon Valinsky was from Liverpool, England. He served under the name Salem Valins. (British Jewry Book of Honour WWI written by Rabbi Dr. H. Abramowitz, Senior Chaplain to the British Forces)
Staff Sergeant Solomon Biblowitz of Brooklyn, New York, and Helena, Montana, was awarded the United States Silver Star posthumously, according to a Department of National Defence release dated February 22, 1945. He was killed in action on September 12, 1944, while serving with the First Special Service Force. Enlisting in the Canadian army on September 6, 1940, as a private, Sergeant Biblowitz went overseas on October 7, 1943. He was a member of the Victoria Rifles of Canada and later served with the airborne troops at Kiska and Italy. On January 17, 1957, the government of the Northwest Territories named a lake (Biblowitz Lake) in memory of Staff Sergeant Biblowitz.
Private Solomon Green of North Bay, Ontario, died overseas on April 7, 1946, according to an official announcement. He enlisted in the army on July 21, 1944, and was sent overseas with the R.C.O.C. in March 1945.
Pilot Officer Solomon Kay of Toronto, Ontario, was presumed to have died on February 24, 1944, after he failed to return from air operations. He had been listed missing in R.C.A.F. Casualty List No. 844 on March 30, 1944. Pilot Officer Kay enlisted in the air force in July 1942 and trained at Lachine, Fingal and Mont Joli. He went overseas in May 1943 and made 32 operational flights over Germany and other parts of Europe. After completing his tour of operations, he transferred to a Pathfinder squadron and had made three missions before being posted as missing. His commission came through afterwards. He received the 1939-45 Star, the AC Europe Star, the General Service Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. The Operational Wings were posthumously awarded on November 4, 1946. There is a Star of David on his grave marker (photo on Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site). His brothers, Hyman and Joe, served with the Canadian Army. Pilot Officer Kay was born in Opatow, Poland.
Aircraftman Solomon Lavine of Calgary, Alberta, was listed missing and believed to have drowned accidentally (RCAF Casualty List No. 914 of June 20, 1944, and No. 929 of July 7, 1944). Aircraftman Lavine was one of three men from the Air Force Technical Training School at St. Thomas, Ontario, who lost their lives when the cabin cruiser Olga capsized in Lake Erie on June 4, 1944. He enlisted in the air force in May 1940 and after being stationed at the Edmonton manning pool, was posted to St. Thomas. A brother, Maurice, served with the Royal Canadian Engineers.
Gunner Shia Solomon Olfman, R.C.A., of Kamsack, Saskatchewan, died as a result of an accident overseas on July 31, 1942, according to an official report. He was buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, England. Gunner Olfman joined the army in August 1940 and went to England in June 1941. He served with an anti-tank battery. He was one of five sons to serve in the armed forces: Captain Abram Olfman, Canadian Dental Corps; Aircraftman Jack Olfman, R.C.A.F.; Aircraftman Maurice Olfman, R.C.A.F.; and Hymie Olfman, R.C.A.F. Following the Saskatchewan Department of Natural Resources’ announcement that it desired to give to its many previously unnamed lakes, rivers and islands the names of Saskatchewan servicemen killed on active duty in World War II, in 1951 the province named Olfman Creek in memory of Gunner Solomon Olfman.