Robert Mayer

Truth, 29 October 1933

Born 1895

Place Warsaw, Poland

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish

Father Joseph Mayer


Wife Esther (nee Rappoport) Mayer, married 1920 Perth, divorced 1923

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Sydney, Perth

Occupation Tailor

Service 1
service number 965
enlisted 26.08.1914
POE Sydney
unit 1st Battalion
rank Private
place Gallipoli, 1915
final fate RTA 7.09.1915
discharged 25.01.1916 MU

Service 2
service number 6606
enlisted 7.12.1916
POE Perth
unit 28th Battalion
rank Lance Corporal, Private
place Western Front, 1917-1918
casualties WIA 1918
final fate RTA 2.07.1919
discharged 15.09.1919

Naturalisation Served as naturalised British subject

Residence after the war Perth, Melbourne, Sydney

Died 1958 Melbourne


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Application to enlist in the AIF (NAA)

Intelligence file (NAA)

Court martial file (NAA)

Medical case file (NAA)

Crematorium index (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles (selection)

Perth Police Court. - The West Australian, Perth, 23 February 1921, page 9

"A Rarity". Jewish parties to suit. - The Dayly News, Perth, 14 August 1923, page 8

Committed for trial. - Illawarra Mercury, 21 December 1923, page 4

Prima Donna's Jewels. Charge against hotel 'visitor'. - The Register, Adelaide, 14 September 1926, page 9

City Hotel Affair. Mayer Imprisoned. - The Register, Adelaide, 15 September 1926, page 7

"Plus Fours" crook gaoled. - Truth, Sydney, 29 October 1933, page 13