George Ferber

George Ferber
Courtesy of Ferber family, USA

Courtesy of Ferber family, USA

Alias True name Samuil Ferber

Russian spelling

Георгий Фербер

Born 13.06.1894

Place Melitopol, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Jewish / Russian

Religion Roman Catholic, Church of England

Father Alexander (Veniamin) Ferber

Mother Miriam


Wife Rose Cherkosky, married 1920 Toledo, Ohaio, USA

Residence before arrival at Australia Harbin, China

Arrived at Australia
from Harbin, China
on 1912

Residence before enlistment Brisbane, Sydney

Occupation Draper, stockman, traveller

Service 1 (Depot)
service number 1897
enlisted 20.01.1916
POE Brisbane
unit 52nd Battalion
rank Private
discharged 26.06.1916 MU

Service 2
service number 2078
enlisted 3.10.1916
POE Sydney
unit 2 & 4 Camel regiment, 14th Australian General Hospital, Australian Depot Stores
rank Trooper
place Egypt, Palestine, 1917-1918
final fate RTA 29.08.1918
discharged 24.01.1919, MU

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject; 1930 USA

Residence after the war Sydney, in 1919 left for the USA, lived in California

Died 29.05.1941 Los Angeles, California, USA


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry 1 2 (AWM)

Alien registration (NAA)


Елена Говор, Мелитополь - Австралия: дорога через века. - Мелитопольские ведомости, 2011, № 44, с. 18, 2012, № 27, с. 18

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Mistaken identity. - Evening News, Sydney, 15 December 1916, p. 4

Matrimonial jurisdiction. - The Brisbane Courier, 9 August 1919, p. 13

In matrimonial jurisdiction. - The Brisbane Courier, 25 October 1919, p. 16