Sam Clesner

Russian spelling

Саня Симхович Клезнер

Born 27.10.1892

Place Odessa, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Jewish

Father Simon Clesner [Simkha Idel, son of Nekhema, Klezner]

Mother Beila

Arrived at Australia
on 6.01.1914

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation Printer

Service (Home service)
enlisted 18.10.1915
POE Liverpool, NSW
unit Headquarters Staff Printers
discharged 5.11.1915 Services no longer required

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war 1918 Brisbane, 1919-20 Melbourne; permit to leave 04.1921


Documents re military service (NAA)

Alien registration 1 2 (NAA)

Blog article



From Falling stars: The story of Anzacs from Ukraine:

Sam Clesner, a printer from Odessa, who came to Australia in 1914, worked for a while for the Headquarters Staff Printers.