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Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« on: Wednesday 10 February 21 11:40 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for any information on Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair b. about 1909.
Harry was Jewish, probably came from Leeds and was living in London from about 1933 to 1936 for sure. He may have worked for a large tobacco firm there as a  salesman.

Later he might have been a sergeant in the RAMC and wounded at Dunkirk 1940. (Seems like a quick promotion unless he had prior medic experience).

Not all sure where the Sinclair but comes from.

A lot of this is rumour or conjecture and I have no search resources anymore.

Of course Harry might not have been his given name. Could have been Aaaron or even Herschel.
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 February 21 12:02 GMT (UK) »
This may be him since his occupation is shown as full-time ARP ambulance driver. The year of birth is right.

Name   LANDA Harry
Born   12 Feb 1909    Leeds, Yorks.
Gender   Male
Census 1911   1911    10 Lovell Gr., Leeds, Yorks.
S 2, home, Leeds
1939 Register   1939    22 St Georges Terr., Leeds, Yorks.
Born 12 Feb 09, single, full time ARP ambulance driver
Person ID   I0038384    Leeds Database
Last Modified   19 Aug 2017
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 February 21 12:37 GMT (UK) »
Looking at the births his mother's name seems to alternate between Gablinski & Rochel.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 10 February 21 12:45 GMT (UK) »
Looking at the births his mother's name seems to alternate between Gablinski & Rochel.

Thanks - elsewhere I found her as Rachel Russell but that surname is obviously a transliteration of something else.
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 10 February 21 13:29 GMT (UK) »
2 brothers Aby & Sam served WW1 but nothing much to add
to what you already know.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 February 21 13:50 GMT (UK) »
Of course Harry might not have been his given name. Could have been Aaaron or even Herschel

Registered as Harry Landa 1909 March quarter Leeds mmn Rockel - GRO

Louis 1907 mmn Gablinski record ‘occasional copy A’  (amended?)

Sissie 1905 mmn Rochel

Millie 1903 mmn Oblinzkie
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Re: Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 10 February 21 17:10 GMT (UK) »
Of course Harry might not have been his given name. Could have been Aaaron or even Herschel

Registered as Harry Landa 1909 March quarter Leeds mmn Rockel - GRO

Louis 1907 mmn Gablinski record ‘occasional copy A’  (amended?)

Sissie 1905 mmn Rochel


Millie 1903 mmn Oblinzkie

Thanks - I see Rootschat never fails although it is many years since I was active on here as  a helper. Looks as though this was not a devout Orthodox Jewish family.
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 10 February 21 17:44 GMT (UK) »
Looking at the births his mother's name seems to alternate between Gablinski & Rochel.

Thanks - elsewhere I found her as Rachel Russell but that surname is obviously a transliteration of something else.

Rochel is a Yiddish form of Rachel. Probably when asked for her name she gave her forename, but it was recorded as her surname.

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Re: Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« Reply #8 on: Friday 12 February 21 20:28 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everybody. I have now his birth date and entry in the register of deaths age 91. Had a lot of help from Sherry Landa who runs a site on Leeds Jewry.

Still don't know why he was also known as Harry Sinclair but that is unimportant to me.
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
Any census information included in this post is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk