Did your Jewish ancestor fight for Britain in WW1? Find out if they are mentioned in the British Jewry Book of Honour published in 1922 to honour the 50,000 Jews who served in the British and colonial forces during the First World War.
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Published in 1922 in London, the British Book of Jewry was edited by Reverend Michael Adler, the first Jewish chaplain to serve in HM forces. The aim was to permanently record and honour the 50,000 Jews who served in British and colonial forces during World War 1. It described Jewish enlistment, casualties, military honours, and Jewish units, as well as the work of Jewish hospitals and other Jewish institutions and agencies. As well as containing lists of those killed in action, awarded military honours and the nominal rolls of the Jews who served, listed by service and by regiment the book also contains photographs of many of the named individuals, as well as letters of support and acknowledgement from distinguished men of the day, both Jewish and non-Jewish.