Ottolangui UK

Solomon Ottolangui known as Sydney Langley

Solomon Ottolangui was born in Bethnal Green, London on 19th May 1913, second son of Abraham (Abie) Ottolangui and Sophia nee Hart.
He married Eva Kraft and they had 2 sons. Syd changed his name to Langley by Deed Poll in 1946. He died on 6th January 2010 in his 97th year

Army service number: 1650285 Date enlisted: 16th September 1940

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment 1: Royal Fusiliers – Small Arms Instructor.

Regiment 2: Royal Artillery- 183 Anti Aircraft Rocket Battery.

Regiment 3: No. 2 Parachute Regiment R.T.C – Physical training instructor.

Date of discharge: 27th February 1946

Commanding Officer’s Remarks: “….plenty of personality and turnout is first class. Only fault…short stature. A reliable and hardworking man who is keen and intelligent. Used to taking responsibility and experienced in handling men. Absolutely honest and trustworthy, of clean habits. Pleasant personality and smart appearance. He is a thoroughly dependable man in every way”.

At the beginning of the war, Syd served in the Auxiliary Fire Service during the first German bombing raids on London. The first photograph is from early 1940 in AFS uniform. The second photo is as a corporal in the Royal Fusiliers dress uniform.

Auxiliary Fire Service – Docklands
Corporal – Royal Fusiliers

By bryanell2020

Occasional genealogist and full-time Ottolangui family historian. 8th generation descendant of the 17th century Ottolenghi family of Livorno, born in London, graduated in Birmingham, lived around the United Kingdom, Israel, and in Rome, Italy. For a short while in Buenos Aires, and currently residing in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where I have been since 2005.

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