Schrage, David Morris

Plot Location Sai Wan Memorial
Column 26
Surname Schrage
Given Name(s) David Morris
Place of Birth Bialykamien, Tarnopol, Poland
Date of Birth (Eng) October 6, 1903
Date of Birth (Heb)
Date of Death (Eng) October 31, 1941
Date of Death (Heb)
Age at Death 38
Hebrew Name
Spouse’s Name Helen Schrage
Father’s Name Israel Schrage
Mother’s Name Esther Schrage
Other Surnames
Sex M
Marital Status M
Maiden Name
Service Rank Private
Religious Status (כ/ל/י)
Cause of Death Heart failure brought on by diabetes
Other Family Data
Inscription (Eng)
Inscription (Heb)
Inscription (Other)
Historical Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C., service number B/38365.

David was a diabetic but he didn’t want anyone in his unit to know for fear that he would be deemed unfit to serve. So he apparently stopped taking his insulin. While en route to Hong Kong, he developed medical complications which led to his having a heart attack and dying. It’s likely that he was buried at sea.

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