Civilian casualty of the Great War-he was 15-(Civil Registration:Deaths Jun 1917 15 Whitechapel 1c 301) Buried 18th June 1917-he was the son of Joseph and Sarah Cohen.On 13th June, German aircraft carried out the first bombing raid on London. More than 157 were killed and 432 injured in the 15 minute daylight attack on the East End and the City. The raid, just before midday, marked a sinister new role for the aeroplane which only three years ago was used solely for reconnaissance flights over enemy lines. Previous air raids over London were made by Zeppelins, which were easy targets to hit. About 15 aircraft are thought to have been used in the raid, countered by anti-aircraft fire from the ground. One bomb fell on a school, killing ten children, another crashed onto a railway station, hitting a train. People climbed onto roofs to catch a glimpse of the aircraft, and although some MP's reacted by pressing for air raid hooters and sirens to be installed, the Government felt they may lead to more chaos or people using the warnings as an excuse to take time off work.
Burial: Plashet Jewish Cemetery East Ham London Borough of Newham Greater London, England Plot: Section P, Row 2, Plot 11
Created by: geoffrey gillon Record added: Oct 11, 2009
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