Frank Dvoretsky

Alias D'Voretsky

Russian spelling

Франк Самойлович Дворецкий

Born 1890

Place Slonim, Belarus (?); also stated to be born in Ballarat, Victoria

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish

Father Samuel Dvoretsky

Mother Mary Dychovsky


Wife Clara J Dvoretsky (nee Thompson), married 1916, Perth; Charlotte Mary Dvoretsky (nee Lynch), married 1928, Perth

Arrived at Australia
on Ca 1892

Residence before enlistment Ballarat, Victoria; 1897 Brookton, WA

Occupation 1915 farmer, 1925 brewery hand, 1931 motor driver, 1936 theatre employee, 1949 dance promoter

Service 1
enlisted 11.06.1915
POE Blackboy Hill
unit Depot
rank Private
discharged 1915

Service 2
service number 2571A
enlisted 7.12.1915
POE Heliopolis, Egypt
unit 4th DAC
rank gunner
place Egypt, 1916
casualties Injury
final fate RTA 23.06.1916
discharged 20.10.1916

Naturalisation 1897 (with father)

Residence after the war Perth

Died 2.08.1964, Perth


Digitised father's naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Application to enlist in the AIF (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Personal case file 1 2 3 4 5 (NAA)

Family tree on

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Fire in Humffray Street. - Ballarat Star, 20 December 1894, p. 2.

Mr. Dvoretsky's farm. - Western Mail, Perth, 3 March 1921, p. 7.

Relics of war and a deserted wife. - Truth, Perth, 24 January 1925, p. 8.


Stockdale, Jacqueline Mary. Empty spaces and smiling faces: the New Settlers' League and Australian immigration. PhD thesis, James Cook University, 2016, p. 170.