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 the son of Alfred and Sarah Kate née Phillips of Bournemouth, Dorset.

The Zamek family originated from Poland and settled in Aberdeen where Ian and his siblings Norman and Annette were born. Annette married Alan Hunter in 1968.

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.

Ian and his brother Norman joined the RAF and were both killed. Norman died in 1942 in Burma.

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

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