Isaak Bell, a Jewish man from Krasnoiarsk in Siberia, came to Australia in 1909 and worked as a watchmaker in Melbourne.
Enlisting in the AIF, he arrived with the 21st Battalion on the Western Front, but three months later, being mistreated by other soldiers, he left his unit, was caught and court martialled. He had resolved not to stay in his unit, had a self-inflicted wound, and then left the unit again. After he was caught the cycle continued, with another court martial, a self-wounding, AWL, and a new court martial. After the war his term was suspended and he was finally returned to Australia.
After the war he married and lived in Sydney, working on the wharves.
John Robert Krauklys, a Latvian seaman from Riga, came to Sydney in January 1917 and enlisted three days later.
He came to the Western Front with the 18th battalion, but was later transferred to the 37th Battalion, where his cousin Ian Rosing served. He was killed in August 1918 at the battle for Peronne, being mentioned in dispatches for his bravery.