Son of Sarah and Sa’adia, was born in 1927 in the city of Sada, Yemen, and in 1942 immigrated to Israel. He grew up in Hatikva neighborhood in Tel Aviv. In March 1948, he was drafted into the Golani Brigade and assigned to the Jordan Valley. On the night of April 22-23, 1948, a company force from the Golani Brigade came to conquer the town of Tzemach. Zacharia’s platoon, broke into the town and took control of part of it. At this stage they intervened with British forces in the police and army camp near the town, the connection between the departments was cut off and the department remained isolated in the town. Towards dawn, the platoon retreated in a battle with Arab forces that tried to surround it. Zechariah fell in this battle on the 14th of Nissan 5708 (April 23, 1948). He was laid to rest at the military cemetery in Degania Aleph.