Dobry, Leon

2B20 - Leon Dobry 1 2B20 - Leon Dobry 2
Plot Location 2B20
Surname Dobry
Given Name(s) Leon
Place of Birth Warsaw, Poland
Date of Birth (Eng) October 16, 1879
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Date of Death (Eng) May 21, 1949
Date of Death (Heb) 22 Iyar 5709
Age at Death 69
Hebrew Name ליון
Spouse’s Name Maria Dobry
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Sex M
Marital Status M
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Other Family Data Sons: Alfred (b. November 21, 1914, Vladivostok; d. October 8, 1974, France) and Alexander (b. April 5, 1919, Vladivostok)
Inscription (Eng) IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DIED 21ST MAY 1949
Inscription (Heb) קבורת ה״ם ליון דוברי נ״ע נלב״ע ביום כ״ב לר״ח אייר ש׳ הת״שט והיו ימו ט״ס שנה תנצ״בה
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Historical During the war, Leon was interned at the Tai Koon Hotel (located at 90 Des Voeux Road Central). It is listed that he was a merchant with offices in Gloucester Building.

Maria was a milliner. She may have died in Manchester in June 1966.

Alfred and Alexander received UK citizenship through naturalization on October 4, 1935 (Certificate O1521). Alfred applied for US Naturalization in 1936 and later served in the US marines during WWII as a Link (radio operator) Trainer. He was honorably discharged in July 1945. He then moved to California in 1946 and his SSN was 548-24-2846.

Alexander applied for US Naturalization in 1937 though it’s not clear how long he stayed there. It may have just been to go to university there. It appears he served in the Australian army during WWII (service number NX141237). After the war, he returned to Hong Kong. He married Kitty Marjorie (Khatoon) Eliezer, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Judah and Aziza (née Gubbay) Eliezer of Bombay, in Ohel Leah Synagogue on January 17, 1954.

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