Isaac Proosov

Rookwood Cemetery

Alias Pruss (changed to correct name Proosov in 1918)

Russian spelling

Исаак Моисеевич Прусс/Прусов

Born 25.11.1885

Place Gorodok, Vitebsk, Belarus

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish

Father Moshe Pruss

Mother Nehama, daughter of Rabbi Mendel of Lebovich


Wife Janie (Jane) Pruss (Proosov, nee Rosenberg), married 1911 in London, children Barnett b. 1912, Israel (Asher) b. 1914, Sarah (Sadie) b. 1915, Phyllis b.1920, Victor Proosov (Prosser), b.1922

Residence before arrival at Australia Was apprentice in Smolensk; when 15 years old left Russia for London, where he worked as a cabinetmaker

Arrived at Australia
from London
on 2.03.1913
per Rangatara
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation Cabinetmaker and carpenter

service number 705
enlisted 6.09.1916
POE Sydney
unit A Flight, 2nd Flying Corps, 69th Squadron, 68th Squadron Australian Flying Corps
rank 2nd Air Mechanic
place England, 1916-1919
final fate RTA 9.02.1919
discharged 16.05.1919

Naturalisation 1915

Residence after the war Sydney

Died 6.09.1953, Sydney


Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Pruss)

Digitised service records (NAA) (Pruss & Proosov)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry 1 2 (AWM) (Pruss)

Records of the Assistant Provost Marshal (AWM) (Pruss & Prussoff)

Blog article




Елена Говор, Белорусские Анзаки. - Białoruskie Zeszyty Historyczne, 2013, no. 40, c. 53-108.