Private, JAMES AARON
, MM, 19728, 8th King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, killed in action, on 01/07/1916, aged 23. Son of Faith Hampshire (formerly Aaron), of 46, Egton Street, Hull, and the late James Aaron, of the Hull Western Synagogue. Awarded the Military Medal. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Private ISAAC REUBEN 10/1045. Born in Poland, June 1892, Isaac was the third of ten children to Julius and Minnie Reuben of 4 St. Stephen’s Square, Hull. Julius and Minnie were Polish immigrants, and the family trade was clothing manufacture; Julius was a Boot Maker and those children old enough, Isaac included, were Tailors. When war came Isaac wasted no time in joining the then fledgling battalion enlisting on 7th September 1914. Like all the Originals, he trained throughout 1915 before shipping for Egypt that December to help defend the Suez Canal from the Turks. The Pals arrived in France in March 1916. Isaac was a veteran of the Somme, Oppy Wood and the German Spring Offensive when he was killed in action on 28th June 1918 during the morning attack on enemy positions around Le Cornet Perdu. Isaac was buried at Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin; he was 26 years old. Issac Reuben is recorded on Hull Jewish Community Roll of Honour.
Rifleman, BARNETT RUBINSTEIN, R/41859, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 12th Battalion, killed in action, on 21/09/1918, aged 20. Born Stepney, East London, 1898. Son of Barnett and Louisa Rubinstein, of 3 Crystal Terrace, Sutton Street, Hull. He is buried at Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France and Commemorated on the Hull Jewish Community Roll of Honour.
Private, BERNARD SHALGOSKY, 34462, 9th York and Lancaster Regiment, killed in action, on 09/04/1917, aged 22. Born Hull 1895 and local winemaker. Son of Rose and Issac Shalgosky, of 30 Nile Street, Hessle Road, Hull. He is buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), West-Vlaandern, Belgium. Commemorated on the Hull Jewish Community Roll of Honour. His brother Issy also served in the war with the Royal Garrison Artillery.
Private, SOLOMAN SOLE, 13th East Yorkshire Regiment, died in Hamburg, as a prisoner or war on the 5th May 1917, aged 31. He was the son of Solomon and Alice Sole, at 116 Campbell Street, Hull. His brothers Ernest, Alfred and Sydney Sole all served in the war.
Engineer, JOHN STONE, sunk on the Liverpool ship “Oronsa”, on 29/04/1918, aged 26. Born Hull 1892. Son of Morris and Henrietta Stone, of 73 Trafford Road, Salford, Manchester. He is commemorated on the Hull Jewish Roll of Honour and listed in Hull Merchant Navy seaman, lost at Sea.
SS Oronsa, built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast in 1906 and owned at the time of her loss by Pacific Steam Navigation Company, Liverpool, was a British passenger steamer of 8075 tons.
On April 28th, 1918, Oronsa, on a voyage from Talcahuano & New York to Liverpool with general cargo, was sunk by the German submarine U-91 (Alfred von Glasenapp), 12 miles west from Bardsey Island, St George’s Channel. 3 persons were lost.
Private, JOSEPH SULTAN, 30749, Machine Gun Corps, 90th Company, killed at the Somme, on 10/07/1916, aged 21. Born Hull 1895. He was son of Emmanuel and Rose Sultan, of 16 Great Passage Street, Hull. Son of a Draper Shopkeeper. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial and the Hull Jewish Community Roll of Honour. His brother, Abraham Sultan also died in the war and is remembered on the Hull Technical College Memorial.
Private, LOUIS SLIMMER, 23667, &th East Yorkshire Regiment, killed in action, on 23/03/1918, aged 20. Son of Victor and Ellen Slimmer, of 245 St George’s Road, Hull. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the missing and the Hull Jewish Community Roll of Honour.
Corporal, HARRY SILVERSTONE, 307960, 9th Essex Regiment, killed 03/07/1916, aged 39. Born Mile End Road, East London, 1877. A former London bus Conductor. He was son of Caroline and Barnett Silverstone, of 121 Walker Street, Hull. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing. His brother, Private, Marcus Silverstone, 1st Royal Fusiliers, was also killed at the Somme, on 07/10/1916, aged 40. Commemorated on the Hull Jewish Community Roll of Honour. Their father Barnett Silverstone also died in 1916.
First Lieutenant, D. QUESKY, listed on the Hull Jewish Community Roll of Honour. There are no CWGC records of his death? The Questky family were Master Tailors, and lived at 25 Wilberforce Street, Anlaby Road, Hull.
Sapper, ALBERT MOSS, 61862, Royal Engineers, 82nd Field Company, died of wounds, on 26/08/1915, aged 27. A Carpenter and Son of local watchmakers, Louis and Rachael Moss, of 12 Dee Street, Hessle Road, Hull. he is buried at Merville Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France, and commemorated on the Hull Jewish Community Roll of Honour.
Private, SAMUEL ABRAHAMSON, 548, Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment, 38th Battalion, Jewish Brigade, of 92 Osbourne Street, Hull. He died of fever, on 14/10/1918, aged 27. A former boot maker in Hull’s Market Place and active Member of the Grand Order of Israel Lodge. He is commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel and Palestine, (including Gaza).
Private, LOUIS CUCKLE, 4176, 1/4th Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action, on 24/07/1916, aged 21. (Photo right) Born DVINSK, Latvia, 1895. a Tailor’s Apprentice. Son of Harris (Aaron) and Sophia Cuckle, of 19 St Lukes Street, Hull. He is buried at Quarry Cemetery, Montbauban, Somme, France. Memorial Trees are planted in Israel in memory of him.