Joseph Mersky

Alias Joe
Russian spelling Иосиф Мирский
Born 15.05.1881
Place Diatlovo, Grodno, Belarus
Ethnic origin Jewish
Religion Jewish
Family Wife Dora Mersky (nee Niedel), married in 1907 in London, daughters Annie and Rebecca and son Barnette, arrived from London in 1915; daughter Cecilia born in Australia
Residence before arrival at Australia Left Russia to avoid military service and proceeded to England, resided in London for 10 years
Arrived at Australia from London
on 16.09.1912
per Gothic
disembarked at Melbourne
Residence before enlistment Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
Occupation 1915 baker, 1937 fruiterer
Naturalisation 1915
Residence after the war Brisbane

Service #1

Service number 8146
Enlisted 23.09.1915
Place of enlistment Enoggera, Qld
Unit Bakery section, 19th Company ASC, 5th Field Bakery
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1916-1918
Final fate RTA 19.04.1919
Discharged 6.08.1919


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Joseph and Dora Mersky (Investigation Branch file) (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Jewish ex-soldiers. - The Telegraph, Brisbane, 4 November 1929, p. 1.