Harris PELICAN Samuel Jacob PELICAN Leila Renee PELICAN Leah LEWIS Marjory V BROOKS Selina PELICAN Evelina PELICAN Cecil PELICAN Dena Queenie PELICAN Hilda PELICAN Dora NORMAN Mini tree diagram


1st May 18961,2 - 25th Dec 19663

Life History

1st May 1896

Born in London, London, England.1,2

7th Jan 1921

Engagement to Leah LEWIS in England.4


Married Leah LEWIS in Paddington, London, England

4th Jun 1927

Birth of daughter Leila Renee PELICAN in Cricklewood, Willesden, London, England.5

27th Feb 1941

Death of Leah LEWIS in The Emergency Hospital Tindal House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England.3,6,7


Married Marjory V BROOKS in Willesden, Middlesex, England

25th Dec 1966

Died in Epping, Essex, England.3

27th Dec 1966

Buried in Waltham Abbey Cemetery, Skillett Hill, Waltham Abbey, Essex, England.3

Section WA24, Row  E, Grave No. 166


  • According to the British National Archives' DocumentsOnline, Ralph served as a private in the Army Service Corps from 1914 to 1920.

    According to his son, Alex Pelican, Ralph learned the trade of motor mechanic before the war started and was accepted for the dispatch riding unit with the early motor cycles. He served  the whole war through as a rider for HQ staff and told stories of how he would wait for the enemy shelling to cease while they brought up supplies and then drive at full throttle along that road before the shelling started again.8


  • 1. Harris Pelican, Naturalization File, Location: Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU, England, Record Number: HO 144/696/105073 C397642
    • 30 Mar 1903
  • 2. UK 1939 Register, Url: http://www.findmypast.com/1939register
  • 3. Message from United Synagogue Burial Society, Recipient: Paul Auerbach, Author's Addr: United Synagogue Burial Society, Schaller House, 22 Beehive Lane, Ilford, Essex IG1 3RT
    • 12 Sep 2005
  • 4. London Jewish Chronicle
    • London, England
    • 7 Jan 1921, cover
  • 5. London Jewish Chronicle
    • London, England
    • 10 Jun 1927, p.44
  • 6. London Jewish Chronicle
    • London, England
    • 7 Mar 1941, p.3
  • 7. England & Wales, Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1966, Url: http://ancestry.co.uk
  • 8. Emails dated various dates from Alex Pelican, Recipient: Paul Auerbach, Author's Addr: alexsindex.demon.co.uk
    • Various

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