Solomon Israel Shieff

Leading Aircraftman
Service number 1341426
Died 22 Nov 1942
Buried Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia
Age 31

Headstone Inscription
‘IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND SOLLY AND DARLING DADDY OF HARVEY’


Solomon was born in Glasgow in 1911 to Joseph and Sarah nee Brennan. His father Joseph was a dock labourer who died aged 59 in 1930 from a cerebral haemorrhage and his mother Sarah died in 1940.

Joseph married Rebecca Shulman in Glasgow on 28 August 1934 and their only child Harvey was born in 1936. He enlisted into the RAF in Edinburgh at the end of 1941.

Solomon was killed whilst driving a military vehicle on the airstrip at Souk el Arba when he was strafed by an enemy Messerschmitt Bf109.

Courtesy Pam Strachan