Gunner Albert Moise Behar

Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.

Albert Moise Behar was born on the 15th January 1890 in Lewisham, the son of Nissim and Mary Jane. He also had an older brother and sister. The family were living at 38 Cornerford Road, Lewisham. Nissim was listed as working as a Merchant. Albert attended Lyndhurst Grove School Southwark.

By 1901, the family had moved to Camberwell, and were living at 143 East Dulwich Grove. Nissim was still working as a merchant dealing in oriental carpets.

In 1911 Albert was still living with his family in 143 East Dulwich Grove, and was working as an assistant in a wholesale drapers shop. He married Catherine Elizabeth Bennett in July 1913.

Albert joined the 309th Siege Battery, Honourable Artillery Company, as a Gunner where his Army number was 625651. He died of the effects of gas on 12th October 1917 and was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery France XXX.C.8.

At the time of Albert’s death, his parents were living at Ashcombe, London Road, Dorking.

Born in                        Lewisham
Lived                           London

Son of                         Nissim and Mary Jane Behar
Husband of                 Catherine Elizabeth Bennett

Regiment                     309th Siege Battery, Honourable Artillery Company
Number                       625651

Date of Death              12th October 1917
Place of Death             France
Cause of Death           Died of gas poisoning

Age                             27

Cemetery                    Etaples Military Cemetery, France