|Alias||Charles Schiya Fels|
|Mother||Wilhelmina (Wichta) nee Chvat|
Wife Vera Fels, born Russia ca 1907, Australian couturie trading as Germaine Rocher
|Residence before arrival at Australia||Served in the Russian Army for 1 year; in 1907 came to Antwerp, Belgium|
|Arrived at Australia||
disembarked at Sydney
|Residence before enlistment||Sydney|
|Occupation||1914 diamond cutter, 1938 manufacturer, 1952 costumier|
|Residence after the war||Sydney, Shanghai, USA, England, France, Sydney from 1934|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, NSW|
|Final fate||RTA 8.10.1915|
|Enlisted||13.12.1916 left for England to enlist in Royal Flying Corps, was rejected as medically unfit and employed by the Department of Military Intelligence|
Digitised naturalisation (NAA)
Pay history card (NAA)
Alien registration (NAA)
Biographical file (AWM) (includes clipping from 'Sun' 1934 with photo)
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
Schija Fels, the diamond cutter whom we last saw severely wounded at Bloody Angle, was discharged in Australia after his Gallipoli experience but then went to England on his own initiative. There, he first tried to enlist in the Royal Flying Corps but was rejected as medically unfit; he then managed to get a post in British military intelligence, where he served until the end of the war.
Arrivals by the Moldavia today. - Sun, 8 February 1934, p. 40.
Smart Parisienne. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 February 1934, p. 5.
Of sealing-wax, cabbages and kings. - Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 9 February 1934, p. 4.
Sheila Scotter. A man about the house. - The Australian Women's Weekly, 8 February 1978, p. 73