Reuben Laman Rosenfield

Alias 1933 changed name to Rosefield

Born 30.10.1872

Place Raseiniai, Lithuania

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish

Father Nathan (Nekemia Haim Leibov) Rosenfield

Mother Malke (neé Friedman)* or Getz


Wife Harriett Rosenfield (nee Witkowski), married in 1899 in Melbourne; sons Albert Lister Rosefield b. 1901 and Clifford Leslie Rosefield b. 1903

Residence before arrival at Australia Before early 1880s his family moved to Simferopol in the Crimea

Arrived at Australia
from Port Said, Egypt
on 4.07.1888
per Habsburg
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Melbourne, White Cliffs, NSW, Melbourne

Occupation Educated at the University of Melbourne: 1893-1897 medical student; 1917 medical practitioner (eye and ear specialist)

Service 1
service number Major
enlisted 27.07.1915
POE [Melbourne]
unit Australian Medical Corps, 1st Australian General Hospital, 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital
rank Captain, Major
place Egypt, 1916
final fate RTA 19.01.1917
discharged appointment terminated 8.03.1917

Service 2
service number Major
enlisted reappointed 1.08.1917 (22.10.1917 in Nominal Roll)
POE [Melbourne]
unit Australian Medical Corps
rank Major
place England, 1917-1918
final fate RTA 18.12.1918
discharged 20.02.1919

Naturalisation 1897

Residence after the war Melbourne

Died 6.02.1958 in Melbourne*


Naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry 1 2 (AWM)

[Australian Imperial Force Headquarters (London) Administrative Registry - Medical personnel administration files]: ... [/4] Major R L Rosenfield... 1 2 3 (AWM)

Personal Narratives: Major R L Rosenfield, MB, BS, Melbourne, Aural Surgeon, Melbourne Hospital (AWM)

[Medical] Notes on eye, ear, nose and throat work at No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis by Major R L Rosenfield AAMC (AWM)

[Medical] Notes on eye, ear, nose and throat work at Sutton Veny Hospital, England by Major R L Rosenfield AAMC (AWM)

Personal case file (NAA)

*information provided by Ben Hirsh

Blog articles

Russian Anzacs blog (Russian)

Russian Anzacs blog (English)

Early Lithuanians in Australia

Newspaper articles

Dr. Reuben Rosenfield. - Jewish Herald, Vic., 24 December 1897, p. 16.

Life's tragic side. - Weekly Times, Melbourne, 26 December 1908, p. 31.