Ginsburg, Leonard E.

Plot LocationSai Wan Cemetery
Joint grave IV. G. 4-5
Given Name(s)Leonard Emmanuel
Place of BirthGlasgow, Scotland
Date of Birth (Eng)circa November 1919
Date of Birth (Heb) 
Date of Death (Eng)December 25, 1941
Date of Death (Heb) 
Age at Death22
Hebrew Nameאריה עמנואל בן שמואל
Spouse’s Name 
Father’s NameSamuel Ginsburg


Mother’s NameBessie Shinwell
Other SurnamesWinter
Marital StatusS
Maiden Name 
Service RankLance Corporal
Religious Status (כ/ל/י) 
Cause of DeathKilled in action
Other Family DataHe 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.
Inscription (Heb) 
Inscription (Other) 
HistoricalHe 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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