Louis Maurice

Gunner, Royal Artillery
374 Bty., 142 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Service number: 1727112
Died 26 Feb 1943
Buried Willesden Jewish Cemetery, United Kingdom
Age 34

Louis was born on 13 November 1908 in Mile End, London to London born father Morris, and Polish mother Dora nee Ellis and he had two younger sisters Lily and Sadie.

In 1911, the family lived at 21 Oley Place in Stepney, London and Morris worked as a tailor. By 1921 the family had moved to Stoke Newington where Morris was now working as a commercial traveller for Phillips Film Company, and by 1939 he was the manager of a cinema.

Louis worked as an insurance agent and married Annie Rubenstein in Hackney, London in October 1938. He attested into the Royal Artillery in 1940.

Louis was based in Yorkshire and was admitted to the Base Hospital in Beverley, Yorkshire. He died on 26 February 1943 and his death certificate states that he died from Acute Myelogenous Leukaemia.

Photos courtesy Stanley Kaye