Able Seaman Lewis Henry Salaman was an English sailor of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died during the First World War.

He was born on 14 August 1882, in Birmingham, the son of Dublin-born Joseph Wolff, chairman of the jewellers Messrs. Levi and Salaman, and Annie Salaman (née Samuel), local to the area. The younger Salaman attended King Edward's High School before continuing his education at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a BA in engineering. Salaman afterwards followed into his father's company, in which he became a director.[1]

Salaman volunteered for the Public Schools' ("D") Company of the Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division in December 1914. His battalion landed at Cape Helles, on the Gallipoli coast, in May 1915.[2] He was killed on 19 June, from the effects of a grenade, while on the frontline.[1]

Before the war, Salaman had been a captain in the Birmingham Company of the Jewish Lads' Brigade and had belonged to the Cambridge University Rifle Volunteers.[1][3] He had married, in 1912, to Alice Mildred Samuel.

Although buried near to the frontline on Mercer Road, Salaman now has no known grave and is commemorated by the Helles Memorial.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924, p. 268.
  2. The (63rd) Royal Naval Division, Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  3. Jack Marshall, comp.. Great Britain, Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War, 1914-1924 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008.


  • Salaman, L H, Retrieved 15 February 2013.

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