Philip Theodore Birk

Lieutenant, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Gold Coast Regiment, R.W.A.F.F.
Service number 307057
Died 23 Dec 1945
Buried Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar
Age 25

Philip was born on 19 July 1920 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Lithuania born parents Barnett and Sylvia nee Finklestone and he had eight siblings.

Philip is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar with a Cross on his headstone. Evidence was submitted to the CWGC that he was Jewish and his headstone will be changed adding a Star of David.

Philip’s story can be found on the link below.

Jewish Chronicle