Aaron Lemish

Alias Lemesh (nat.); Lemish (WWI service records, death records)

Russian spelling

Аарон Лемиш

Born 24.08.1889

Place Vishnevets, Volyn, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish


Wife Rachel (Rae) (nee Cruchek) Lemish; children Esther (1918-1977), Annie (1920-1972), Lazarus b.1922, Myer b. 1924, Morris (1931-1980); sons Lazarus and Myer served in the AIF in WWII

Residence before arrival at Australia Was educated in Russia; deserted from the Russian Army

Arrived at Australia
from Harbin, Manchuria
on 1.01.1911
per Van Linshoten (Linchoten)
disembarked at Brisbane

Residence before enlistment Brisbane, Bundaberg

Occupation 1914 flourmill labourer; 1915 labourer, 1942 salesman (or dealer and commission agent)

Service 1 (Depot)
enlisted 17.06.1915
POE Brisbane
unit 3rd FAB
rank Private
discharged 28.12.1915 MU

Service 2 (WWII)
service number V146257
enlisted 27.01.1942
POE Area 29A, Vic
unit 21 Supply depot coy
rank Private
discharged 5.07.1945 MU

Naturalisation 1914

Residence after the war 1942 Clifton Hill, Victoria

Died 1965 at Ivan, Victoria


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised WWI service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (in fact did not embark)

WWII service records (NAA)

Personal case file (NAA)

Family tree on Ancestry.com

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Social. - Jewish Herald, 7 September 1917, p. 15

Socks deal sequel. - The Argus, 8 June 1938, p. 4

Receiving charge fails. - The Argus, 9 June 1938, p. 9