Ian Alexander Zamek

Observer, 58 Squadron
Service number 749523
Died 3 October 1940
Buried Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany
Age 22

Headstone Inscription
‘REMEMBERING ALSO HIS BROTHER NORMAN, SGT.R.A.F. DARLING SONS OF K. AND THE LATE A. ZAMEK’


Ian was born on 27 February 1918 in Aberdeen to Alfred and Sarah Kate née Phillips and had an older sister Annette and a younger brother Norman who was also killed in India serving in the RAF. The Zamek family originated from Poland and settled in Aberdeen where their father Alfred was heavily involved in forming a synagogue in Marischal Street, Aberdeen. The family then moved to Bournemouth where Ian attended St Adhelm’s Primary school and then Trent Public school.

The Zamek brothers are commemorated with a road named after them in Bournemouth.

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