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)
Naturalisation 1914
Residence after the war 1942 Clifton Hill, Victoria
Died 1965 at Ivan, Victoria

Service #1 – Depot

Enlisted 17.06.1915
Place of enlistment Brisbane
Unit 3rd FAB
Rank Private
Discharged 28.12.1915 MU

Service #2 – WWII

Service number V146257
Enlisted 27.01.1942
Place of enlistment Area 29A, Vic
Unit 21 Supply depot coy
Rank Private
Discharged 5.07.1945 MU


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