War memorials, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire War Memorials, -
Middlesbrough,
- Jewish Synagogue
War memorials, North Yorkshire

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The First World War Memorial, Middlesbrough's Jewish Synagogue
The First World War Memorial, Middlesbrough's Jewish Synagogue
Photo : Bolckow

The above War Memorial was originally located in the Jewish Synagogue in Brentnall Street in Middlesbrough. This synagogue closed in about 1936 (having grown too small for the congregation), and a new synagogue was opened in Park Road South in 1938. (Ref. A Short History of the Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation by Philip Niman.). By the 1970s, the Park Road Synagogue had become too large for the then congregation, and was subsequently converted into residential accomodation (Lugs Lodge).

The War Memorial was removed and was relocated in the Hebrew Prayer House in Middlesbrough's Linthorpe Cemetery.

We are very grateful to Bolckow for his photos (posted on Flickr) of this memorial.

Of the 5 names commemorated as having lost their lives in the First World War, 2 were men who served in the Yorkshire Regiment.


Lieutenant Henry Bloom. 12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died 14 February 1917.
Buried GUARDS' CEMETERY, COMBLES.
(Henry Bloom lived in "The Crescent", Linthorpe, Middlesbrough. He was born in 1889, in Stockton-on-Tees, and was a Solicitor's Clerk.)
**Lieutenant Bloom was one of 13 soldiers who served in the Yorkshire Regiment who are commemorated in the British Jewry Book of Honour. Of the 50,000 Jews who served with the British and Colonial Forces during the First World War, 2,324 lost their lives and are commemorated in this book.
Private Harold David Aarons, 43067

Private Philip Marcus Levy. 46560. 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Emily Levy, of 174, Linthorpe Rd., Middlesbrough, and the late Joseph Levy. Born at Sunderland. Died 6 November 1918. Aged 21.
Born Sunderland, Enlisted Middlesbrough.
Buried BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.
(Shown on the Middlesbrough Jewish Synagogue War Memorial as "Lance Corporal".)
**Private Levy was one of 13 soldiers who served in the Yorkshire Regiment who are commemorated in the British Jewry Book of Honour. Of the 50,000 Jews who served with the British and Colonial Forces during the First World War, 2,324 lost their lives and are commemorated in this book.
(He is shown in the book as L/Cpl Levy.)
Private Harold David Aarons, 43067

The Hebrew Prayer House in Middlesbrough's Linthorpe Cemetery.The Hebrew Prayer House in Middlesbrough's Linthorpe Cemetery.
Photo : Bolckow

The former Jewish Synagogue in Prak Road South, MiddlesbroughThe former Jewish Synagogue in Park Road South, Middlesbrough
Photo : Google Earth

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