David Minor

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David Minor
P04153.001 (AWM)

Born 1894

Place Vilna (Vilnius), Lithuania

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish

Arrived at Australia
from Kaipara, New Zealand
on 17.12.1915
per Inga
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation Seaman

service number 6051
enlisted 4.03.1916
POE Sydney
unit 1st Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1917
final fate KIA 4.05.1918
cemetery 324 Meteren Military Cemetery, France

Naturalisation Probably was naturalised, but could not produce papers


Digitised service records (NAA)

Application to enlist in the AIF (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Roll of Honour (AWM)

Studio portrait of 6051 Private David Minor. P04153.001 (AWM)

Blog articles

Russian Anzacs blog (Russian)

Russian Anzacs blog (English)

Early Lithuanians in Australia


Steve Murphy, 'Lithuanian ANZACs: Research Continues', Lithuanian Papers, vol. 27, 2013, pp. 10-13.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Some occupations and career paths not traditionally associated with Russian Jewry show up among the more-assimilated Jews -- seafaring, for instance [...]. Seamen can be identified from their particularly unusual tattoos, carefully recorded by enlistment clerks, such as David Minor's 'Chinaman's head pierced by sword'.