Joe Caplan

Alias Joseph Kaplan (shipping records); Joseph Caplan (naturalisation)

Russian spelling

Иосиф Каплан

Born 22.10.1892

Place Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish

Residence before arrival at Australia Left Russia when he was 14, went to Manchester where he was employed by cap manufacturers

Arrived at Australia
from England
on 29.05.1913
per Gneisenau
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation 1913 hatmaker, 1914 traveller, 1916 waiter, ship steward, 1930 steward

service number 6043
enlisted 26.06.1916
POE Sydney
unit 19th Battalion, 3rd Battalion
rank Private, Temporary Corporal
place Western Front, 1917-1918
final fate RTA 22.01.1920
discharged 19.05.1920

Naturalisation 1914

Residence after the war Richmond, NSW

Died 15.01.1953, Richmond, NSW


Naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

No 6043 Corporal J Caplan, 3rd Bn - return to Australia (AWM)

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