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
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject
Residence after the war 1918 Brisbane, 1919-20 Melbourne; permit to leave 04.1921

Service #1 – Home service

Enlisted 18.10.1915
Place of enlistment Liverpool, NSW
Unit Headquarters Staff Printers
Discharged 5.11.1915 Services no longer required


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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.