|Private David Blick, Jewish Legion|
We thank Yakov Marks and his wife, Rena Chaya Brownstein Marks, for providing these pictures of her maternal grandfather, David Blick. Yakov noted, "While camped in the
|David and Rachel Blick standing on |
what appears to be a boat (in
Here is David Blicks' autobiographical account that he provided to the Album of the Jewish Legion:
I was born in Odessa Russia on February 23, 1896. I attended both a yeshiva and gymnasium in that city. Early in 1913 I left Russia and settled in Paris, France for a year and a half. In July, [1915?] I migrated to United States. For the first three years I lived in the city of Boston and I was an active member of the Poale Zion Party.
Early in 1918 I joined the Jewish Legion and served in Eretz Yisrael with the 39th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. During my service in Israel I met and married my wife Rachel Churgin.
In February 1920 I left Israel first for England and then in the United States. I have lived in the United States since 1920....
|Pvt. David Blick's Jewish Legion unit in Eretz Yisrael|
More photographs from the Blick/Marks family album
|The Royal Fusiliers on the way to action|
|David Blick's army discharge papers|
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