|Russian spelling||Давид Лаковский|
|Place||Ekaterinoslav (Dnipro), Ukraine|
|Father||Tom Lakovsky (Lachovsky)|
|Mother||Pasha Lakovsky (nee Shaeffer)|
Wife Hannah Lake (nee Brumer); son Max Emory Lake (1924-2009), Bernard Joel (1929-1999), Trevor (1931-1933), Janette, Jeffrey
|Residence before arrival at Australia||Lived in Odessa, Ukraine|
|Arrived at Australia||
from Odessa, Ukraine
disembarked at Fremantle, WA
|Residence before enlistment||Perth, Kalgoorlie, Sydney|
|Occupation||furniture salesman; Since late 1920s General Sales manager of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures|
|Naturalisation||1911 (with father)|
|Residence after the war||New York, USA; Sydney|
|Place of enlistment||South Head, NSW|
|Unit||36th A. Heavy Arty (AHAG) (Siege art. brigade)|
|Place||Western Front, 1918|
|Discharged||31.07.1919 in London|
Family tree at Ancestry.com
Mr. Thomas Lakovsky. - The Hebrew Standard of Australasia, Sydney, 13 March 1931, pp. 3-4.
Visiting Sydney executive. Mr. David Lake in Perht. - West Australian, Perth, 21 April 1939, p. 4.
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
David Lakovsky (later Lake) was 19 years old when he enlisted in the army, having previously served as a gunner at South Head, Sydney. He was trained to serve with the siege artillery brigade, but only reached the Western Front a few days after the Armistice. According to his niece, 'David Lake went to America, and became interested in movies, and he started Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures in Australia. He was the one in the depression who kept all the family going.'