Kevah Wingrad

Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps
Service number: T/143987
Died 27 Mar 1945
Buried East Ham (Marlow Road) Jewish Cemetery, United Kingdom
Age 28

Kevah was born on 5 Oct 1917 in Stepney, London to Poland born parents Davis Winograd and Bessie nee Sugarman and he was the eldest of five children. In 1921, Kevah and his sister Leah were living with their parents at 50 Exmouth Street, Stepney and their father was working as a tailor. In 1939, Kevah worked as a manager of a hosiery and drapers shop before he enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps. He served in the Middle East for four years and eight months before returning home on leave. In 1945, the family were living at 81 Hughes Mansions, Vallance Road in Stepney. On the morning of March 27 1945, the family were getting ready for breakfast when the building was blown up by a V2 rocket. Kevah, his married sister Leah and her husband Maurice Freedman and their one year old son Brian, his younger brother sixteen year old Morris and eight year old sister Estelle and his mother Bessie were all killed. Davis survived as did another brother Jack who was away serving in the Navy.