Samuel Rappeport

Russian spelling Самуил Лазаревич Раппепорт
Born 8.07.1890
Place Nikopol, Ukraine
Ethnic origin Jewish
Religion Jewish
Father Lazarus Rappeport
Mother Gally Breckler
Family Wife Clara Dabscheek, married 1925
Contacts Brother [Lionel Rappeport](../RappeportL)
Arrived at Australia from Nikopol, Ukraine
on 17.10.1904
per Stuttgart
disembarked at Fremantle, WA
Residence before enlistment Perth
Occupation boot maker
Naturalisation 1913
Residence after the war Perth, Mount Lawley, WA
Died 4.09.1946 Perth

Service #1

Service number 2559
Enlisted 23.05.1916
Place of enlistment Melbourne
Unit 43rd Battalion
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1917-1918
Casualties WIA (gassed) 1918
Final fate RTA 10.12.1918
Discharged 7.03.1919, MU

Service #2 – WWII

Service number W242711
Enlisted 21.08.1940
Place of enlistment Clatemont, WA
Unit 10 GB, Y Coy
Rank Private
Discharged 24.03.1944


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Newspaper articles

Pedestrian hurt. - West Australian, 30 August 1946, p. 14.

Fatal injuries. - West Australian, 5 September 1946, p. 9.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

The Lakovsky, Lebovich and Rappeport families from southern Russia were among those that did continue with their small businesses in Australia. They came to Western Australia at the end of the 19th century and their sons would grow up just like other ordinary Australian city boys -- with the same pursuits and interests, and undergoing the same military training compulsory for Australian boys at the time. The difference for these Jewish boys was that, in Australia, they had the benefits of a better start in life, and a better general education, than would have been their lot in Russia. The question of their identity was probably of little concern for most of this younger generation: for them, Russianness and Jewishness were already giving way to a sense of being Australian -- or being 'British'.