Frank Samuel Day
Pilot Officer, 86 Squadron
Service number 123055
Died 24 Jul 1942
Buried Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard, Cornwall
Frank was born on 21 July 1914 in Hackney, London to Nathaniel Deitchman and Dutch mother Hanna nee Kanter. Frank and Hanna were engaged in 1910 and their marriage took place in the Amsterdam Synagogue on 15 February 1912.
Frank’s grandparents Isaac Deitchman and Sarah Casitsky came to England from Russia. Isaac worked as a tailor and they are both buried at East Ham Jewish Cemetery. Frank’s father trained as an electrical engineer before becoming a successful theatrical and variety agent. The family started to use the surname Day in the 1920’s.
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