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George Hubert Cohen (1878–1915)

On Saturday we reported the death in action of Capt. Benn Jack Brunel Cohen (O.C.), but it transpires that it was his brother, Lieut. George Hubert Cohen (O.C.), of the 5th Batt. King's (Liverpool Regiment), who lost his life in the fighting near La Bassée on May 17. The deceased officer was the third son of Alderman Louis S. Cohen, J.P., a prominent figure in the civic life of Liverpool, and head of the well-known firm of "Lewis's". Lieut Cohen, who was 37 years old, at one time practised at the Bar in London, and interested himself in the welfare of the Jewish youth of East London. His eldest brother, a major in the same regiment, saw him fall, and immediately went to his aid but was himself wounded, and is now back in England. Lieut. Cohen was always a keen Volunteer, having been a sergeant both in the cadet corps at Cheltenham College and in the C.V.R.V. at Cambridge, and for many years in the Inns of Court; when he resigned from the latter corps he had gained the long service medal. He had been practising law in Liverpool. At the time war broke out he was travelling in Norway, but he hastened to England and immediately enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment; but within a week he was offered a commission in the 5th Battalion King's Liverpool Regt. (T.F.)

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26 January, 1878
Liverpool, Merseyside, England


16 May, 1915 (aged 37)

Cause of Death

killed in action

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