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Edri (Truskinovsky), Yehoshua

Edri (Truskinovsky), Yehoshua


He was one of the first members of the Beitar movement in Latvia and in 1930 immigrated to Eretz Israel, where he joined the labor battalions of a house, and was a member of the Betar movement in Latvia. He served in Kfar Sava, Herzliya, and Netanya, where he served as a agricultural laborer in Pardesi, Beer Yaakov, and in the Kalmania farm near Kfar Sava, and as a construction worker in Ramat Gan. The guards in the police of the Hebrew settlements and assigned as a policeman in Ashdod. At that time he also joined the Irgun Zvai Leumi. When the Second World War broke out, he enlisted in the British Army, was placed in the Transport Corps and was soon promoted to the rank of corporal. He liked his commanders and subordinates and was known among his friends for his willingness to help others. During his service, he maintained close ties with the Irgun and recruited many of his comrades to join the underground organization On May 27, 1943, the Germans bombed a ship belonging to the British transport fleet on its way to Malta, and the one hundred and forty Israeli soldiers who drowned with it, Yehoshua Edri, 31, was killed at the time of his death, and was commemorated in his memorial to the fallen soldiers of the Irgun Zvai Leumi (National Military Organization) in the military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. A space whose burial place is unknown.

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