Samuel Bernard Fordham

Leading Aircraftman, Policeman, 83 Group
Service number 2248679
Died 2 Apr 1945
Buried Venray War Cemetery, Netherlands
Age 23

Headstone Inscription
‘IN PROUD AND SACRED MEMORY OF OUR DEARLY BELOVED SON AND BROTHER’


Samuel was born in 1921 in St George in the East, London to Russian born parents Morris and Rachel nee Saltzman, and he was the youngest of eight children. Morris father who worked as a tailor died in 1929 when Samuel was ten years old. In 1939 the family were living in Hackney and three of Samuel’s brothers Manny, Jack and Sidney are listed as being taxi cab garage proprietors.

Samuel enlisted in 1943 and was a RAF Police Officer. He was killed during an air raid.

1939 Register