Samuel Rappeport

Samuel Rappeport
NAA, B884 (WWII service records)

Russian spelling

Самуил Лазаревич Раппепорт

Born 8.07.1890

Place Nikopol, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish

Father Lazarus Rappeport

Mother Gally Breckler


Wife Clara Dabscheek, married 1925


Brother Lionel Rappeport

Arrived at Australia
from Nikopol, Ukraine
on 17.10.1904
per Stuttgart
disembarked at Fremantle, WA

Residence before enlistment Perth

Occupation boot maker

Service 1
service number 2559
enlisted 23.05.1916
POE 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
POE Clatemont, WA
unit 10 GB, Y Coy
rank Private
discharged 24.03.1944

Naturalisation 1913

Residence after the war Perth, Mount Lawley, WA

Died 4.09.1946 Perth


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised WWI service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Personal case file (NAA)

Pension file (NAA)

Intelligence report (NAA)

Assistance and medical file 1 2(NAA)

Digitised WWII service records (NAA)

Family tree on

Blog article



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'.