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David Marks
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jun. 13, 1917
Whitechapel
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Greater London, England

Civilian casualty of the Great War, David was just 16 when he was killed during an air raid on London's East End and City.He was the son of Sarah and the late Ezekiel Marks.He was interred 18th June 1917.(Civil Registration: Jun 1917 Whitechapel 1c 297)
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.

 
 
Note: the carving at the top of the marker indicates that he was cut down in his prime.
 
Burial:
Plashet Jewish Cemetery
East Ham
London Borough of Newham
Greater London, England
Plot: Section P, Row 2, Plot 13.
 
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Record added: Oct 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43032281
David Marks
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David Marks
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David Marks
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 Added: Apr. 23, 2011
 
 
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