|Alias||Moische Seifer; Saffer; Maurice|
|Russian spelling||Мойше (Моррис) Сейфер|
|Place||Volyn, Russia (WWI attestation); Ostrow, Poland (consul's information); Paris, France (naturalisation and WWII attestation)|
|Religion||Jewish (WWI), Roman Catholic (WWII)|
|Family||Wife Sarah Saffar, daughters Ella b. 1910, Freda, b. 1912, and Millie, b. 1924|
|Arrived at Australia||
disembarked at Fremantle
|Residence before enlistment||Perth|
|Occupation||1916 mechanical engineer, 1925 mechanic, 1937 panel beater, 1939 chef|
|Residence after the war||1921 Brisbane, 1925 Perth, 1937 Melbourne, 1947 Soldiers' Home, Myrtlebank, Adelaide|
|Died||12.09.1947 Glenelg, South Australia|
|Place of enlistment||Perth|
|Unit||3rd Division Cyclist Company, 51st Battalion|
|Place||Western Front, 1918|
|Final fate||RTA 11.12.1918|
Service #2 – WWII
|Place of enlistment||South Melbourne, Vic.|
|Unit||3 District Ordnance workshops|
Digitised naturalisation (NAA)
Digitised WWI service records (NAA)
Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Saffer)
Alien registration (NAA)
Investigation Branch file (NAA)
Department of Veteran Affairs file 1 2 3 (NAA)
A happy man. - Queensland Times, Ipswich, 22 November 1922, p. 4.
After 7 years. - Evening News, Sydney, 27 November 1922, p. 1, portr.
Touching scenes. A family reunited. - Northern Miner, Charters Towers, 28 November 1922, p. 2.
A Russian drama. Seven years of torture. - Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton, 6 December 1922, p. 10.
Together after ten years. - Daily Mail, Brisbane, 9 December 1922, p. 11.
'Together after ten years'. - The North Queensland Register, 15 January 1923.
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
Morris Saffar (or Moische Seifer) was an engineer. When applying for Australian naturalisation Saffar passed himself off as a Frenchman; in common with many of the Jews who left Russia to settle elsewhere, he identified more profoundly with where he'd settled, instead of the Russia he had left.