Heinz Joachim Kiwi

Private, Pioneer Corps
Service no: 13803339
Died 29 Dec 1940
Buried Willesden Jewish Cemetery, United Kingdom
Age 22

Heinz was born on 15 July 1918 in Birnbaum, Germany to Julius and Selma nee Saalfeld and he had an older sister Ilsa. Julius worked as a furniture manufacturer and Heinz was an agent for the company. In 1939 the family lived at 145 Chatsworth Road in Willesden and records show that they were classed as enemy aliens who were exempted from internment.

Heinz enlisted in the Pioneer Corps and was on duty when he was killed by enemy bombing. His body was found on the Peckham Road outside the town hall. His father Julius died seven months later and an obituary in the Jewish Chronicle stated that he died from a broken heart mourning for his son.

Heinz death certificate