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Samuel Bortzell


Alias Reginald Samuel Bortzell; Weingart (NSW Police Gazette, 1927)

Born 1893

Place Irkutsk, Russia

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish

Father P. Bortzell (Zukman (Shukman?))

Family

Wife Eileen Harwood, married 1920, died 1931, daughter Reva Frances b. 1921; wife Zena Ardron, married 1933, daughter Leonne

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation 1915 interpreter; after the war: lift driver at the Commonwealth Bank, Sydney

Service
service number 1140
enlisted 4.02.1915
POE Liverpool, NSW
unit 17th Battalion
rank Private
place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front, 1916-1917
casualties WIA 1915, 1917
final fate RTA 24.01.1918
discharged 11.09.1918 MU

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Sydney

Died 13.10.1952, Sydney

Materials

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Bortwell)

Biographical file (AWM)

Blog article

Russian

English

Newspaper articles

Welcome home. Passchendaele heroes. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 March 1918, page 11

Recruiting. - The Newcastle Sun, 9 November 1918, page 5

The war chest. - Windsor and Richmond Gazette, 6 December 1918, page 2

Loss of leg blamed for bigamy. - _Evening News, Sydney, 3 March 1927, page 10

Quarter sessions. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 March 1927, page 8

Quarter sessions. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 March 1927, page 5

Digger's luck. - The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser, 29 July 1927

War-torn digger shoulders staggering burden of debt. - Truth, Sydney, 23 October 1932, page 22

£2000 Claim. Alleged breach of promise. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 March 1927, page 5

Balmain man to pay £250 for broken promise. - Truth, Sydney, 11 December 1938, page 29

Limbless ex-soldier mulct for breach. - Mirror, Perth, 24 December 1938, page 21