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Charles Seramber

ID NumberJ/322
RankPrivate
Parents: Avraham and Bertha
Birth Date: 1879
Birth PlacePland
Death Date
Burial PlaceJerusalem War Cemetery Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Charles, son of Abraham and Bertha Seramber, was born in Poland in 1879 (corresponding to the Hebrew Calendar year of 5639). He was a brother of Louis and David.  The Seramber family immigrated to London, England.

Upon reaching adulthood, Charles married Rose and they had two children, Nathan Abraham and Gertrude Morris.

With the advent of the First World War, he enlisted in the Jewish Legion, serving in the 38th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. Charles was sent to Palestine, participating in the campaign to conquer the area from Turkish rule.  He fought in battles on the way to Nablus and in the campaign in the Jordan Valley. 

In the beginning of October 1918, his battalion, under the leadership of Colonel John H. Patterson, made an arduous journey on foot from the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem, escorting Turkish prisoners of war. Along the way, many soldiers became ill with malaria and Charles was among these.  He died of malaria on October 8, 1918 (2 Cheshvan, 5678 according to the Hebrew calendar) and was laid to rest in the British War Cemetery on Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem. 

Charles was survived by his wife, a married daughter, and 5 granddaughters.

He is memorialized in the Jewish Legion Museum (Beit Hagdudim) in Avichayil, Israel, as well as in the Yizkor book of the Jabotinsky Institute, and in the book written by John Henry Patterson, With the Judaeans in the Palestine Campaign (1922).

Details of the life of Charles Seramber are listed in part on the "Yizkor" website of the Israeli Ministry of Defense. His biography was researched and completed in 2018 by volunteers of "Latet Panim Lanoflim" ("Giving a Face to the Fallen").

תרמו לחקר:

Atalya Buskila - Levi, Volunteer, "Giving a Face to the Fallen" Organization.

Yochi Miler, Volunteer, "Giving a Face to the Fallen" Organization.



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