Leopold Powell Warschaur Barfield

Leopold Barfield
NAA, B884 (WWII service records)

Alias Barfield, Leopold (Leo) Hersch Warschaur; Lao

Born 2.05.1883

Place Radom, Poland

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish


Wife Rebecca Warschaur Barfield (née Lewis), married in 1912

Residence before arrival at Australia Served in 11th Sharpshooting Russian Regiment, active service in Russo-Japanese War

Arrived at Australia
from California, USA
on 4.05.1908
per Lord Templeton
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Newcastle, NSW

Occupation 1910 shipping agent, 1916 interpreter, shop keeper, 1939 commercial traveller, 1940 driver and linguist

Service 1
service number 713A
enlisted 18.01.1916
POE Newcastle, NSW
unit 36th Battalion, 34th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1917
casualties WIA 1917
final fate RTA 12.05.1919
discharged 25.12.1919 MU

Service 2 (WWII)
service number S212389
enlisted 2.10.1939
POE Adelaide, SA
unit 4th Garrison Battalion
discharged 3.11.1939 MU

Service 3 (WWII)
service number S34703
enlisted 6.12.1940
POE Glenelg, SA
unit 4th Battalion
discharged 11.06.1943

Naturalisation 1910

Residence after the war 1938 Norwood via Adelaide, SA; 1940 Glenelg, SA

Died 28.05.1958, Parkside, SA


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Court martial records 1 2(NAA)

Applications for admission of friends 1 2 (NAA)

WWII service records 1 2(digitised)(NAA)

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Newspaper articles

Summons division. - Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 28 July 1908, p. 7.

Summons cases. - Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 22 April 1913, p. 7.

Apology. - Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 25 April 1913, p. 3.

Business for sale. - Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 25 January 1916, p. 3.

Newcastle Police court. - Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 15 March 1924, p. 11.