Joseph Mersky

Alias Joe

Russian spelling

Иосиф Мирский

Born 15.05.1881

Place Diatlovo, Grodno, Belarus

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish


Wife Dora Mersky (nee Niedel), married in 1907 in London, daughters Annie and Rebecca and son Barnette, arrived from London in 1915; daughter Cecilia born in Australia

Residence before arrival at Australia Left Russia to avoid military service and proceeded to England, resided in London for 10 years

Arrived at Australia
from London
on 16.09.1912
per Gothic
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane

Occupation 1915 baker, 1937 fruiterer

service number 8146
enlisted 23.09.1915
POE Enoggera, Qld
unit Bakery section, 19th Company ASC, 5th Field Bakery
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1918
final fate RTA 19.04.1919
discharged 6.08.1919

Naturalisation 1915

Residence after the war Brisbane


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Joseph and Dora Mersky (Investigation Branch file) (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Jewish ex-soldiers. - The Telegraph, Brisbane, 4 November 1929, p. 1.