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Pte Maurice Rosenthal
C Coy 15th Battalion (1st Salforf Pals )
Lancashire Fusiliers
KIA first day of the Somme
and how the sewer men dug
his rifle up




27547 Pte Maurice Rosenthal age 26
C Coy 15th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers
KIA first day of the Somme 1st July 1916
Buried Connaught Cemetery Thiepval The Somme France grave number 11. G .9
Son of the late Simon and Betsy Rosenthal from Manchester


Other first name: Morris Gender: Male
Date of birth: 1888
Date of death: 30 Sivan 5676 (01 July 1916)
Died in combat:Yes
Place of death: The Somme Cause of death: Killed in Action
Burial place: Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval
PlacesAddresses
Parents' home:
41 Exchange Street Cheetham, Manchester (1911)
Other Organisations
Name:
Jewish Lads' Brigade
Synagogues
Name:
Manchester Synagogue

Family
Siblings
Yetta Rosenthal (female)
Leah Rosenthal (female)
Kate Rosenthal (female)
Mathilda Rosenthal (female)
Jacob Rosenthal "Jack" (male)
Jane Rosenthal (female)
Parents
Father: Simon Rosenthal (male)
Mother: Betsy Rosenthal (female)
Military Record
Military service: Army Military record no.: 27547
Date enlisted/conscripted: 29 December 1915
Date discharged/death: 01 July 1916

Campaigns:
The Somme Offensive
Medals:
British War Medal
Victory Medal


Victory Medal
With the information in Maurice Rosenthal's record, it is likely that they were entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
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British War Medal
With the information in Maurice Rosenthal's record, it is likely that they were entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.
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Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI
The next of kin for Maurice Rosenthal would have been sent this death plaque after the war to commemorate all of the war dead. Over 1 million were issued in t
otal.

The Sun
5th September 2020


Seen in the Sun Newspaper by John Jones

For Sale by Action the web site Team intend to bid for this to give to the Musuem (watch this Space)
We Won this Rifle at the auction, in the end the Museum Paid for it from a Fund they have for this sort of thing so when the museum reopens it should be on a special display. We are now on a mission to try and find his family.
A WORLD WAR I .303 CALIBRE RELIC RIFLE, LENGTH OF RIFLE 84cm (PLEASE NOTE THE BULLETS HAVE BEEN DEACTIVATED). THE RIFLE AND IDENTITY TAG BELONGED TO 27547 PRIVATE MAURICE ROSENTHAL OF 'C' COMPANY, 15TH BATALLION LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS (LANCASHIRE PALS). PRIVATE ROSENTHAL WAS KILLED ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME, 1ST OF JULY 1916. THE RELIC WAS FOUND NEAR THIEPVAL BY WORKMEN. ALSO A ROYAL ENGINEERS HAND PICK