Air Gunner, 18 OTU
Service number 1611281
Died 3 October 1943
Buried East Ham (Marlow Road) Jewish Cemetery
‘DEEPLY MOURNED BY HIS DEAR PARENTS, SISTER, BROTHER, GRANDMA AND RELATIVES’
Louis was the son of Isaac and Deborah née Abrahams of Bethnal Green, London. The family lived at 112 Mansford Street, Bethnal Green where Louis’s father Isaac worked as a master shoe repairer. Louis had three siblings, Alfred, Monty and Sadie.
Louis was an air gunner on Wellington BK242 which took off from RAF Finningley on a day training exercise. The aircraft crashed attempting to overshoot killing all the crew.
Pilot, Sgt Thomas William Hodgson Dalziel, 1432841, aged 20
Nav, Sgt William Baird Jarvie, 1344192, aged 21
B/A, Sgt Edgar Farrer, 1562923, aged 29
W/Op A/G Murray Cohen, 1235344, aged 21. Murray was also Jewish and is commemorated on the website.
A/G, Sgt Louis Lazarus, 1611281, aged 22