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Sgt Ralph Frank

Sgt Ralph Frank

Birth
Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 30 Mar 1943 (aged 25)
Coningsby, East Lindsey District, Lincolnshire, England
Burial Nottingham, Nottingham Unitary Authority, Nottinghamshire, England
Plot Jewish Cemetery Grave 38
Memorial ID 108862599 · View Source
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Rank:Flight Sergeant
Trade:W.Op./Air Gnr.
Service No:R/84415
Regiment/Service:Royal Canadian Air Force 97 Squadron(R.A.F.)

Sergeant Ralph Frank of Hamilton, Ontario, was reported killed on active service (R.C.A.F. Casualty List No. 541) on March 30, 1943, according to an official announcement. Rabbi S. Gershon Levi, M.B.E., of Montreal, senior Canadian Jewish chaplain, officiated at his funeral. Among those attending the funeral was his friend Warrant Officer Abram_Albert_Garshowitz, also of Hamilton, who himself lost his life in action in Germany two months later.
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Credit:http://www.cjhn.ca/genlink/137

WO Abram_Albert_Garshowitz is buried in Germany.

'30th March 1943 - Lancaster I - No.97 Sqdn - W4175 - Coningsby Village - Coded OF-U. Airborne 2151 29th Aug from Woodhall Spa for Berlin. Crashed 0445 30th Aug in Coningsby village, while circling the nearby airfield. No explanation traced. F/O Norton and F/O Francis were buried in Coningsby Cemetery. Sgt Frank was taken to Nottingham (Wilford Hill) Jewish cemetery; the others were buried in their home towns. 18th Aug the Sqn joined 8 Group.
FO_Peter_Hilary_Norton
Sgt_James_Alexander_Peel
FO_Gordon_Francis
Sgt_William_Standring
Sgt_Ralph_Frank
Flt/Sgt_Frederick_Richard_Birtwistle
Sgt_William_Henry_Whiting


Son of Max and Esther (nee Yeretski) Frank, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


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Sergeant
R. Frank
30.3.1943
Royal Canadian
Air Force


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  • Created by: Irish
  • Added: 21 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 108862599
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Ralph Frank (20 Jul 1917–30 Mar 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 108862599, citing Jewish Cemetery, Nottingham, Nottingham Unitary Authority, Nottinghamshire, England ; Maintained by Irish (contributor 47750390) .