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JASSBY, Harry Walter

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
2004
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Notes
World War I, air force. File characteristics: Clippings. Originals. Montreal-related material.
Name Access
JASSBY, Harry Walter
Subjects
Harry Walter JASSBY
Places
Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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JASSBY, Harry Walter

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
Date of Death
November 06, 1918
Place of Burial
Essex, England
Cemetery
Aldborough Hatch (St. Peter) Churchyard
Age at Time of Death
20
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Unit
Royal Air Force
Notes
Second Lieutenant Harry Jassby of Montreal, Quebec, joined the Royal Flying Corps (forerunner of the Royal Air Force) in 1917 and arrived in England in April 1918. He died in a flying accident seven months later, just five days before armistice. He lied about his age when he enlisted and his gravestone indicates that he was 22, when in fact he was just 20. Before going overseas, he learned to fly during his training as an aerial gunner and was made a second lieutenant. He received a Jewish burial service with military honours, and a Star of David appears on his tombstone. (See article in Canadian Jewish News, Nov. 11, 2004.)
Subjects
World War I
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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