Morris Lebovich


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Morris Lebovich
Dicovering Anzacs

Caestre Military Cemetery, France

Alias Morris Leber

Russian spelling

Морис Лебович

Born 1895

Place Maikop, Russia or Odessa, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish

Father Aaron Lebovich

Mother Hanna Lebovich

Arrived at Australia
from Port Said, Egypt
on 6.05.1903
per Karlsruhe
disembarked at Fremantle, WA

Residence before enlistment Perth

Occupation saddler

Service
service number 7002
enlisted 31.10.1916
POE Sydney
unit 2nd Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1917-1918
final fate DOW 5.05.1918
cemetery 27 Caestre Military Cemetery near Hazebrouck, France

Naturalisation 1905 (father's naturalisation with family)

Materials

Digitised father's naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised Roll of Honour circular (AWM)

Blog article

Russian

English

Newspaper articles

Roll of Honour. - The Hebrew Standard of Australasia, Sydney, 24 May 1918, p. 10.

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'.