State Library of South Australia, B 46130/96
Place Iuzovo, Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine
Ethnic origin Jewish
Religion Salvation Army
Father Tom Lakovsky (Lachovsky)
Mother Pasha Lakovsky (nee Shaeffer)
Wife Hilda Isabel Lakovsky (nee Hooper), married in Melbourne 15.12.1917; children: Lenard, Raymond, David, Isabel, Leah, Bonny, Gertrude
Residence before arrival at Australia Lived in Odessa, Ukraine
Arrived at Australia
from Odessa, Ukraine
disembarked at Fremantle, WA
Residence before enlistment Perth, Kalgoorlie, Broken Hill
Occupation 1915 labourer; after the war was employed by Victorian Railways; 1917 letter carrier, 1942 boot repairer
Service service number 1974
POE Oaklands, SA
unit 10th Battalion
place Egypt, 1915
final fate RTA 31.08.1915
discharged 12.06.1916 MU
Residence after the war Melbourne
Died 11.09.1977 Creswick, Victoria
Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Likovosky)
Army payfile (NAA)
Personal case file (NAA)
Larceny of a bicycle. - Barrier Miner, Broken Hill, 16 February 1911, p. 4.
Welcome Home. - Barrier Miner, Broken Hill, 31 July 1919, p. 1.
Mr. Thomas Lakovsky. - The Hebrew Standard of Australasia, Sydney, 13 March 1931, pp. 3-4.
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
The Lakovsky, Lebovich and Rappeport families from southern Russia were among those that did continue with their small businesses in Australia. They came to Western Australia at the end of the 19th century and their sons would grow up just like other ordinary Australian city boys -- with the same pursuits and interests, and undergoing the same military training compulsory for Australian boys at the time. The difference for these Jewish boys was that, in Australia, they had the benefits of a better start in life, and a better general education, than would have been their lot in Russia. The question of their identity was probably of little concern for most of this younger generation: for them, Russianness and Jewishness were already giving way to a sense of being Australian -- or being 'British'.