Rosenberg's Life

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Isaac Rosenberg, c.1917

Born in 1890 of a poor Jewish family, Rosenberg grew up in the East End of London. He left school at 14 and became apprentice to a firm of engravers in Fleet Street. After a brief convalescence in Cape Town in 1914 he enlisted with the Suffolk Regiment in October 1915, later transferring to the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. He served on the Western Front from 1916 onwards but never rose above the rank of Private. He died on 1 April, 1918, whilst on night patrol.

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Hypermedia Edition analogues World War I Map exit


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Work Experience

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War Service

Rosenberg with his brother Elkon, 1917 (26k)

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