Marcel Mermelstein

Leading Aircraftman, RAF Heliopolis
Service number 775079
Died 30 Jul 1942
Buried Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt
Age 32

Headstone Inscription
‘WE SHALL NOT FORGET YOU. WIFE AND SON’


Marcel was born in Drohobyczka, Poland in 1910, the son of Joseph and Jeudes nee Schreyer. In his hometown he graduated from elementary school and then attended the municipal gymnasium. After completing his high school studies, he decided to immigrate to Israel. In November 1935 he married Sofia Schwarz in Poland and they had a son whose name is unknown. They immigrated and settled in Rishon LeZion. He found a job working on the roads. In 1938, the family moved to Ramat Gan and Marcel began working in Tel Aviv Port. He enjoyed writing and played the violin.

Marcel was based at RAF Heliopolis and was killed during an enemy air raid by the Italians on the 30 July 1942.

Courtesy Izkor. www.izkor.gov.il
Photo provided by The War Graves Photographic Project ©2021
Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt. Photo provided by The War Graves Photographic Project ©2021