Julian Orlov

Alias David Gulian Weinberg; David Julian Weinburg; (Orlov - correct name)

Russian spelling

Юлиан Орлов; Давид Юлиан Вейнберг

Born 21.10.1896

Place Moscow, Russia (naturalisation); Lodz, Poland (enlistment)

Ethnic origin Jewish / Russian

Religion Russian Orthodox (WWI), Roman Catholic (WWII)

Father W.B. Weinburg (Weinberg)


Wife Mary Bridget Orlov (née Macfarlane), married 1925

Residence before arrival at Australia Was a university student in Moscow; in 1915 served in Zion Mule Corps at Gallipoli for 3 months, was wounded

Arrived at Australia
from Egypt
on 09.1915
per Natata
disembarked at Newcastle, NSW

Residence before enlistment Newcastle, NSW

Occupation Farmer

Service 1 (British Army)
enlisted 1915?
POE Egypt?
unit Zion Mule Corps
rank Private
place Gallipoli, 1915
casualties WIA 1915
discharged 1915

Service 2
service number 581
enlisted 18.01.1916
POE Newcastle, NSW
unit 34th Battalion
rank Private, Lance Corporal, Corporal, Sergeant
place Western Front, 1916-1917
casualties WIA 1917
awards Mentioned in despatches for conspicuous bravery and gallantry in June 1917 offensive
final fate RTA 16.12.1917
discharged 14.08.1918 MU

Service 3 (WWII)
service number Q140361
enlisted 3.03.1942
POE Brisbane
unit 7 Tng Battalion
rank Lance Corporal
discharged 16.11.1942

Naturalisation 1921

Residence after the war Wollongbar, Bilambil, Tweed River, NSW

Died 1965, Carool, Tweed River, NSW


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA) (Orlon)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Weinburg)

Application for admission of relatives and friends 1 2 (NAA)

WWII service records (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles (selection)

Soldier settlers. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 24 February 1921, p. 2.

Soldier settlers. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 13 June 1923, p. 4.

Cattle poisoned. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 2 March 1927, p. 2.

Banana industry. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 1938, p. 8.

Additional evidence. Inquiry into fruit industry. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 7 February 1938, p. 3.

What is meant by postwar reconstruction?. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 30 November 1943, p. 2.

Pensioners. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 7 December 1943, p. 2.

Question of preference. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 14 December 1943, p. 2.

Postwar works programmes. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 21 December 1943, p. 2.

Some factors affecting land settlement. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 28 December 1943, p. 2.

Decentralisation of government's executive powers. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 4 January 1944, p. 2.

Upbringing of children. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 12 January 1944, p. 2.

Difference between education and schooling. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 18 January 1944, p. 2.

Lack of thought at root of social unrest. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 25 January 1944, p. 2.

Distribution of our produced wealth. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 1 February 1944, p. 2.

Must not use economical terms loosely. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 8 February 1944, p. 2.

Use of credit. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 15 February 1944, p. 2.

Babies first need in baby welfare. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 13 March 1944, p. 4.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Julian Orlov was another political refugee who combined farming, on land at Bilambil soldiers' settlement (New South Wales), with his literary endeavours. Orlov had initially fought with the Zion Mule Corps and was wounded at Gallipoli before switching to the AIF, finally being severely wounded in France.