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British Jewish War Veterans Hold Chanukah Military Service

December 13, 1928
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96-Year Old Veteran Leads Memorial to Jewish War Dead (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Corporal H. Jessel, 96, venerable British Jewish military veteran, wearing medals he received in the Crimean and Turkish wars, accompanied by other Jewish ex-service men and officers, laid a wreath at the Cenotaph Monday afternoon in connection with the twenty-fifth annual Chanukah military service. The inscription on the wreath read: “In memory of our Jewish comrades who made the supreme sacrifice in war.”

In the evening after the candle lighting ceremony, a banquet was held at which Sir Robert Waley Cohn presided. A message from the government was read. Sir Rennell Rodd was one of the speakers.

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