Jewish men and women from Sherbrooke who served in the World war 1 and 2
I am sure there are many more…let me know
World War 2.
Isadore Samuel Levitt was killed in action. He failed to return from a Wellington Bomber Mission over Germany in 1943. He had lived in Sherbrooke and worked for S Rubin, (brother in law of Jack Rubin). He had been a Sergeant in the Sherbrooke Regiment from 1940 to 1941. He then applied for and Col Sam Echenberg OK’ed his transferred to RCAF.
Corinne Mitchel has researched his story and posted her findings on his Sherbrooke Jewish Community History Project ancestry page. Click here for Isadore Samuel Levitt on our Ancestry.com page.
Sam Echenberg was a Sergeant in WW1 and rose to be a Colonel in WW2. During the 1930’s he was commander of the Sherbrooke Regiment during which time he received King George lV when he visited.
Issie Echenberg was a Captain in the Sherbrooke Regiment and served overseas.
Eddie Echenberg was in the Navy,
Richard Echenberg Royal Canadian Navy
Max Echenberg was a US army physician serving on the Italian Front.
Morty Vineberg was a pilot, shot down and captured and was a POW in Germany until the end of the war.
Sydney Echenberg was a Sgt. in the Sherbrooke Regiment
Sam Gilman served
David Holdengraber was a tanker in the Windsor Regiment. He was captured and was a POW in Germany.
Lyon Holdengraber was a tanker in the Windsor Regiment and was wounded in action.
Ben Linds was in the Canadian Army. Click here for Ben Linds story by Myron Echenberg
World War 1
Sam Echenberg, CEF served in France.
Tom Echenberg, CEF served in France.
Rebecca Echenberg, Nurse served overseas. Her diary can be found here.
Clara Echenberg. Nurse and served overseas.
Sydney Holdengraber enlisted into the CEF twice. He was discharged after serving for some months the first time because he was underage. He reenlisted a year later and served in France with the CEF.