Air Gunner, 149 (East India) Squadron
Service number 1064705
Died 5 August 1941
Buried St. Martens-Voeren Churchyard, Belgium
‘OUR PRECIOUS AND BELOVED SON AND BROTHER. DEEPLY MOURNED. M.H.D.S.R.I.P.’
Solomon was born on 12 February 1914 in Prestwich, Lancashire to Polish born Abraham and Scottish born Bessie née Levy. It was a large family with eight children in total. Abraham died in 1936 and Bessie moved to live with Solomon’s sister Isabella’s family. In the 1939 Register they are living at 4 Edson Road, Manchester and Solomon is working as an upholsterer.
Solomon was an air gunner on Wellington R1524 which departed RAF Mildenhall on a night operation to Mannheim. The aircraft was shot down and crashed at Fouron St Martin, Belgium. The crew are buried together in a collective grave.
Sergeant Eric Alexander Raven Thompson
Sergeant Frederick Douglas Fowler
Sergeant Howard Hale (RCAF)
Sergeant Barrie Arthur John Richardson
Sergeant Vernon Scholey
Sergeant Solomon Morris