Shlomo was born in 1926 in Zikhron Yaakov to Naomi and Yosef, who arrived in the Land of Israel as infants from Yemen with their parents. They lived in the Yemenite neighborhood in Zikhron Yaakov. His father worked for the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association, draining swamps; later he worked in agriculture. His mother was the head cook in Beit Daniel.
They family was traditional and nationalist. Shlomo was the firstborn of four. He studied in elementary school in Zikhron Yaakov. At age fourteen he began working, first in the fields and then in the winery, in order to help his family.
He was a Young Maccabi member and then joined the Hagana. At age fifteen, he joined Lehi with some other youths. In Zikhron Yaakov, the various underground movements did not compete, but coexisted peacefully. In Lehi, he put up posters, distributed materials and observed British activity. Later on, he would lay mines around Zikhron Yaakov, blow up tracks and sabotage telephone wires. He participated in Lehi courses in Petah Tikva (in Shaaria).
His parents learned of his activities when he caught relapsing fever after maneuvers in a cave near the flour mill, but they did not dissuade him. On Black Sabbath, he went out with Hagana members to protect Kibbutz Givat Hayim. He was arrested and spent a year-and-a-half in Latrun. In April 1948, he participated in a Hagana recruiting push in Kibbutz HaMapil. Later on, Sheikh Munis, he joined, along with other Lehi members, Battalion 82, with the rank of sergeant. He served in all of the battalion’s battles in Company C, capturing the Lod Airport and the surrounding villages. He also took part in the assault on the Negev, the capture of Beersheba and of Ashkelon, and the taking of Iraq Suwaydan, Nitzana and el-Arish. He was demobilized after a full two years in combat.
He met his wife Hannah Cohen when her family arrived in Zikhron Yaakov during the War of Independence, after the evacuations from Menahemia. They married in 1951.
After his IDF service, Shlomo worked for a bit in a winery and then became one of the pioneers of Moshav Talmei Eliezer, where he ran an orchard and dairy. Shlomo and Hannah worked very hard. In winter, Shlomo would work in harvesting.
In 1967, he joined the Border Police, where he served for two decades in every capacity, until he retired. Hannah and Shlomo had three children (two daughters and a son) and numerous grandchildren. He handed the farm over to his son Gadi while he and Hannah move to Hadera.