|Alias||Koton; Max Kotton|
|Russian spelling||Моисей Котон|
|Place||Kremenchug, Poltava, Ukraine|
|Religion||Church of England & Hebrew|
|Arrived at Australia||
from Dairen, Korea
per Kumano Maru
disembarked at Brisbane
|Residence before enlistment||Toowoomba, Drake NSW, Sydney, Naughtons Gap, Millthorpe, NSW|
|Occupation||1914 labourer, 1916 carter|
|Place of enlistment||Bathurst, NSW|
|Unit||LTM Battery, 4th Battalion|
|Place||Western Front, 1917-1918|
|Final fate||KIA 19.09.1918|
|Cemetery||1495 Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, France|
Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Koton)
Digitised service records (NAA) (Kotton)
Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)
Roll of Honour (AWM) (Kotton)
Military camp. - The Bathurst Times, 7 April 1916, p. 4.
Personal. - Leader, Orange, NSW, 1 February 1918, p. 3.
Killed in action. - Leader, Orange, NSW, 2 December 1918, p. 2.
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
Fear resonates, too, in the words of Moisey Kotton, a Ukrainian Jewish Anzac who arrived in Australia with other Russian emigrants travelling via the Far East. When applying for naturalisation, he wrote: 'Since I arrived in Australia I lived under the name of Max Kotton. The reason I done so was the fear being send back to Russia: I have not done any crime except leaving the country, which is a crime itself according to the Russian law.' In the end, though, he didn't have to worry about returning: a few months before the armistice he made the supreme sacrifice -- as an Australian, which he had wished to be.