Joshua Smollan

Sergeant, 608 Squadron
Service number 1109606
Died 30 Jan 1944
Commemorated on Malta Memorial
Age 29

Joshua was born 25 April 1915 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire to Henry (Eysha) and Annie nee Clayman (Kleinman) and he had four brothers, Bertie, Dennis, Abby and Harold and a sister Rita. All six siblings served in WW2, Bertie in the medical branch of the RAF, Rita in intelligence in the ATS and Abby in the Army. Brother Dennis was killed serving in the RAF and brother Harold was killed serving in the Army.

In 1939 the family lived at 240 Westmorland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne. Henry was a tailors cutter and Annie worked as a dressmaker. Joshua was listed as a traveller and salesman and an ARP ambulance driver and he enlisted into the RAF at the start of the war.

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