Cyril Anekstein, DFC

Pilot, 7 Squadron
Service number 87066
Died 31 August 1943
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery
Age 27

Headstone Inscription
‘MARK THE MAN OF INTEGRITY AND BEHOLD THE UPRIGHT” >>>PSALM 37’


Biography

Cyril was the son of Simon and Dora née Gilbert of Sussex.

Cyril was born in 1916, at St Olave, London. His father Simon was Polish born and was a minister-reader at Holland Road Synagogue.

Cyril trained as a lawyer before the war and enlisted in September 1939, as an aircraftman and obtained his commission in October 1940.

Cyril is still honoured today with the Cyril Anekstein Cup being awarded in the Maccabi football league.

Please contact us if Cyril is a member of your family.


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