|Alias||Dave Libman (true name)|
|Father||Solomon Payton (Solomon Berkoff)|
|Residence before arrival at Australia||At 13 years of age ran away from home and changed name, worked as a sailor|
|Arrived at Australia||
disembarked at Geraldton, WA (as a sailor)
|Residence before enlistment||Geraldton, WA|
|Occupation||Sailor, fisherman, painter, wharf labourer|
|Residence after the war||Western Australia, Darwin, 1942 evacuated to Adelaide|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, WA|
|Place||Western Front, 1916-1918|
|Casualties||WIA 1916, 1917, 1918|
|Final fate||RTA 23.09.1918|
Digitised service records (NAA)
Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)
Personal case file 1 2(NAA)
Stranded fisherman rescued. - The West Australian, Perth, 14 May 1927, p. 9.
The fishermen's peril. - Truth, Perth, 4 June 1927, p. 11.
Fishing tragedy. - Sunday Times, Perth, 13 September 1931, p. 1.
Fishing tragedy. Survivors' story at inquest. - The West Australian, Perth, 29 September 1931, p. 13.
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
Frank Payton had a colourful life -- he ran away from his Jewish family in Riga at just 13 years of age and reached Australia as a sailor; on the Western Front he was wounded four times. After the war he worked in Western Australia as a wharfie, a whaler, and a prospector, and on the wharves in Darwin but was evacuated from there in 1942, to South Australia, where he ran into some difficulties over his nationality and observed: 'I have never been subject to such indignities as I have suffered here since it had been discovered that I am apparently not a British subject and I want to be naturalized as soon as possible'.