George Ferber

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
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

Service #1 – Depot

Service number 1897
Enlisted 20.01.1916
Place of enlistment Brisbane
Unit 52nd Battalion
Rank Private
Discharged 26.06.1916 MU

Service #2

Service number 2078
Enlisted 3.10.1916
Place of enlistment 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



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

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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