|Plot Location||Sai Wan Cemetery
Joint grave IV. G. 4-5
|Given Name(s)||Leonard Emmanuel|
|Place of Birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||around November 1919|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||December 25, 1941|
|Date of Death (Heb)|
|Age at Death||22|
|Hebrew Name||אריה עמנואל בן שמואל|
|Father’s Name||Samuel Ginsburg
|Mother’s Name||Bessie Shinwell|
|Service Rank||Lance Corporal|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death||Killed in action|
|Other Family Data||He was an only child but he had step-siblings from his father’s first marriage — William George, Jenny and Simon (Sydney)|
|Inscription (Eng)||In memory of our beloved son Leonard. Never to be forgotten.|
|Historical||He was a Lance Corporal with the Middlesex Regiment, 1st Battalion, service number 6206702. He served under the surname “Winter”. A stained glass window in Garnethill Synagogue remembers him and others who died in WWII.
In the early 1940’s, his parents ran a hotel in Glasgow called Ginsburg’s (or Ginsburgh’s) Crescent Hotel. They lived in Newlands.
David Zucker wrote on 15 January 2021:
“Leonard was the only son of my Aunt Bessie Ginsburg. She was a sister of [British politician] Lord Emanuel (Manny) Shinwell and of my Grandpa Joseph Shinwell.
I don’t know why Leonard chose Winter to serve under, except that his maternal grandmother’s maiden name was Rose Konigswinter.”
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