Rappeport, Lindquist, Malberg, Nyman

September 28, 2017

Lionel Rappeport

  • Lionel Rappeport, a Jewish man from Nikopol in Ukraine, came to Western Australia in 1902 with his parents; he was trained as a tailor, but settling in Australia, he worked as a boot salesman and later as a keeper of a wine and soft drink saloon and as a fruiterer.
  • He enlisted in the AIF in Perth but was discharged four months later as medically unfit.
  • After the war he continued working in Perth as a fruiterer and greengrocer. He was married to a woman named Miriam and they had four children.

Walerian Lindquist

  • Walerian Lindquist, a Finnish seaman from Tavastehus (Hämeenlinna), worked in the USA, came to Australia in January 1916, and lived in Newcastle working as a rigger, sailor and labourer. In February 1917 he asked for money for a drink posing as a returned soldier, and was sentenced to six months hard labour.
  • Upon release from prison he enlisted in the AIF in September 1917 in Newcastle, but was discharged a week later as medically unfit.
  • After the war he returned to the USA.

William Malberg

  • William Malberg, an Estonian from Revel (Tallinn), by 1917 was working as a labourer in Salter Springs in South Australia.
  • Enlisting in the AIF in Adelaide, he served with the 48th Battalion on the Western Front. In September 1918, at the advance south of Peronne, he was wounded in the arm. Recovering, he received some training in the workshops in England and returned to Australia.
  • After the war his trail disappears.

Gustav Nyman

  • Gustav Nyman from Finland was working in Merredin, Western Australia, as a farm hand by the time of his enlistment in the AIF.
  • Enlisting in Merredin, he served with the 16th Battalion on the Western Front. In August 1918, at the Amiens advance, he was wounded in the arm and returned to Australia.
  • After the war he lived in the mining areas of Western Australia, working as a labourer.