HAROLD POLLINS of Oxford is researching Jewish soldiers who died in the First World War.

''The following are details of some who died who were probably Jews, but I would like to have the facts confirmed,'' Harold says.

''If anyone has information to that effect about any of them I would be very glad to know of it.''

l202145 Pte Matthew Abrahams, 2/5 Battalion Manchester Regt, died October 7, 1917, aged 31. Father's address: Samuel Abrahams, 90 Carruthers St, Ancoats, Manchester.

l34137 Pte Harry Cohen. 8 battalion Border Regt, died October 1, 1917, aged 26. Parents: Margaret and Goodman Cohen, 54 Elizabeth Avenue, Ann St, Collyhurst, Manchester.

l24971 Pte George Levi. 5 battalion Dorset Regt, died October 4, 1917. Next of Kin: Uncle, J Hyams, 102 Oxford Rd, Manchester.

l41477 Pte Charles Martin, 1/7 battalion Worcestershire Regt, born in Vilna, died August 16, 1917. Brother: Joseph Martin, Gaitor's Lane, Clock Face, St Helen's.

l50872 Pte Morris Newman, 2 battalion Lancs Fusiliers, died Sept 2, 1918, aged 19. Parents: Carl, Sarah Newman. 20 Devonshire St, Higher Broughton, Manchester.

l167300 Gunner Albert Arthur Rosenthal, Royal Field Artillery, died October 28, 1918, aged 27. Parents: Herbert Arthur, Mary Ann Rosenthal, 128 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham.

l4525 Pte Charles Schonewald, 1/9 battalion London Regt, died October 1, 1916, aged 23. Parents: Herman, Janet Schonewald, 22 Pel St, Dingle, Liverpool.

Write to 50 Ash Grove, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9JL, telephone 01865 764487 or email s

MARK MCCLURE of San Diego is trying to find anyone in Glasgow who remembers his mother. Catherine (Katie) Colligan, was born in 1897 and worked in a Jewish house in the Gorbals around 1911.

''As a young child I remember she had a friend who worked or owned a coal yard in Pollockshaws or Shields Road, Glasgow,'' Mark adds.

''His name was Mr Silver. My mother came from a family of five or six children, most of them from Dundee.

''It sounds improbable, but I am just trying to find a photograph of her.''

Write to 1855 Via Del Tanido, San Diego, Ca. 92173, USA, or email him at

SANDY GIBSON of California is looking for descendants of David and Elizabeth (nee Kravitz) Marks.

They moved to Leeds around 1892/3 from either Kiev, Odessa or Romania. Four children were born in Leeds - Meyer (1893), Leah (1894), Sol (1896) and Rose (1898). Sandy believes there were another eight children - some born prior to the family moving to Leeds. David was a hatmaker.

In 1903 the family left Leeds and sailed to America, landing in Canada and finally settling in Chicago, Illinois. Sandy's thought is that there were other Marks and Kravitz families (brothers, sisters, cousins) also in Leeds.

Write to 7103 Village 7, Camarillo, California, USA, telephone (805) 484-7697or email

JANET HUDSON of Manchester would like to meet members of the Edelson family whom she now believes live in Leeds.

Janet's mother Yetta (nee Edelson) Leigh is now 87. Yetta, who is also known as Hettie was brought up in Davison Street, Cheetham Hill. Janet says her mother was close to her cousin, the late Yudkie Edelson, who lived nearby.

After Yudkie married, he and his wife (also called Yetta) settled in Warren Street, Cheetham Hill (near to Allweis China Shop). Janet says that after Yudkie died, his widow went to live in Leeds with her child.

The family lost touch at this point but now Janet would like to contact Yudkie's descendants.

Janet can be contacted at 23, Hereford Drive, Prestwich, Manchester M25 0JA or on 0161 773 1574.

Londoner DANIEL GEE is desperate to find Phyllis Gordon of Leeds.

Phyllis is aged about 70, but Daniel does not know her married name. She is the daughter of Mary Myers-Gordon and the niece of Florrie Myers-Gleek.

Write to 5 Bluebird Way, Bricket Wood, Herts. AL2 3UH, telephone 07984 044 440 or email

DOES the name ANGONITZKI/ANGEL living in Liverpool in the 1890s mean anything to anybody?

If so contact Victor Stone at 111 Belgrave Court, 36 Westferry Circus, Canary Riverside, London E14 8RJ or telephone 020 7519 6111.

To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at Please include your home address.

© 2001 Jewish Telegraph