Maurice Bernstein

Aircraftman 2nd Class, 907 Balloon Squadron
Service number 1056202
Died 12 Nov 1940
Buried Blackley Jewish Cemetery, Manchester
Age 20

Headstone Inscription
‘KILLED 11TH MARCHESHVAN 5701. DEEPLY MOURNED BY HIS FATHER, MOTHER AND BROTHERS’


Maurice was born 23 Feb 1920 in Manchester to Joseph and Betsy Bernstein.

Maurice was serving with 907 Balloon Squadron, part of No 3 Balloon Centre, Stanmore. The squadron controlled 45 balloons. Maurice was one of seventeen 907 Sqn who were killed in their billet at 26 Highbury Grove, Aberdeen Lane, Islington during an air raid. The casualties were identified by the unit’s medical officer and some could only be identified by their uniforms and personal belongings.

Also killed in the air raid was Louis Grew who is remembered in the archive.

  
Courtesy of Islington Local History Centre