Nathan Krausman

Alias Kraussman, Krausmann
Russian spelling Натан Яковлевич Краусман
Born 16.05.1872
Place Galatz, Bessarabia (now Galati, Romania)
Ethnic origin Jewish
Religion Jewish
Father Jacob Krausman
Mother Nissava (?)
Family Wife Ellen Krausman (nee Janetzki), married 1907, Victoria; daughter Mabel (Myrle Ivy Harris)
Arrived at Australia from Antwerp, Belgium
on 31.12.1890
per Barmen
disembarked at Melbourne
Residence before enlistment Victoria, Tasmania, Qld, Sydney
Occupation Axeman, bush worker, prospector
Naturalisation Applied 1925
Residence after the war Sydney
Died 1928, at Nyngan, NSW

Service #1

Service number 463
Enlisted 10.01.1916
Place of enlistment Liverpool, NSW
Unit 3rd Pioneer Battalion
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1916-1917
Final fate RTA 28.08.1917
Discharged 25.01.1918 MU


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Newspaper articles

That's my wife'. - Evening News, Sydney, 4 November 1910, p. 4.

A girl's disappearance. - Evening News, Sydney, 17 April 1913, p. 2.

Not in love now. - Evening News, Sydney, 13 August 1913, p. 9.

Charge of abduction. - The Brisbane Courier, 11 September 1913, p. 6.

From love to indifference. - The Argus, Melbourne, 11 September 1913, p. 13.

A fickle fairy. - Truth, Sydney, 14 September 1913, p. 8.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Some who came to Australia soon mastered English and took up Australian ways -- even, like Nathan Krausman, living and working in the bush and leading lives far removed from the traditional picture of city-dwelling Jews engaged in small business. Krausman came to Australia in 1890 at 18 years of age, from Bessarabia, and spent his working life in the bush as an axeman, a bush-worker and prospector, apart from his brief stint with the Pioneers on the Western Front. [...]

But there were those like Nathan Krausman who still could not abandon their wanderings [after the war] despite being married. Krausman had a wife and daughter in Sydney but spent most of his time in the bush. In the words of his police report: 'He is a prospector and bushworker, his work took him over the whole of Victoria, NSW, Queensland and Tasmania, and [he] has never lived in any fixed place of abode for any length of time'. He was unable to take the oath of allegiance for his naturalisation in 1925, explaining that 'I am in the back country trapping'. Three years later, at Nyngan, northwest New South Wales, in 1928, he was dead.