Samuel Lesser

Leading Aircraftman
Service number 924286
Died 1 Aug 1944
Buried Willesden Jewish Cemetery
Age 28

Headstone Inscription
“FAREWELL. WITH HONOUR, PEACE AND LOVE BE THY DEAR MEMORY BLEST”


Samuel was born on 8 January 1916 in Reading, Berkshire to Polish born parents David and Millie nee Steinbock and was the youngest of nine children. Their father worked as a tailor and the family became naturalised British citizens in 1906.

In 1939 the family were living at 51 Lorne Street, Reading and Samuel was working as an assistant manager of a tailors which was providing military uniforms.

Samuel enlisted as a RAF reservist in 1940 and in 1943 he married Frances Koopman and they moved to Enfield, Middlesex. He died the following year in Brompton Hospital Sanitorium in Surrey.

Courtesy Roni Ingram