Jewish East End Celebration Society
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Leah Lehrman was just 16 when she was killed while cycling from her East End home to central London and her job as a tailor. Now, 100 years after her death in one of the first Zeppelin raids of the First World War, her tomb has a memorial plaque after a 20-year search by her niece, Janet Foster, for the resting place of the aunt she never knew.

 

The stone setting was taking place on Wednesday June 3, exactly 100 years after her burial in an unmarked grave at Plashet Cemetery in east London, with a small family service commemorating her life. 

Mrs Foster was inspired to search for the grave by her late father, who had talked to her about his sister, killed when he was just five years old.

Mrs Foster, a Jewish Care volunteer, told the Jewish Chronicle: "I'm so pleased I finally found it. I know my father would be really pleased. I did it for him. He was a child when she died, but he always used to say how beautiful she was. It means everything to find it."

 

  

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