Max Tortsan

Photograph courtesy of Ben Hirsh

Alias on 14.01.1918 was charged under the name of David Burke

Born 12.12.1898

Place Nesvizh (?), Belarus

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish

Father Isidore Tortsan

Mother Rachel Tortsan


Wife Beda Tortsan (nee Shannon); wife Ethel Maude Tortsan (née Edwards), married 1942

Residence before arrival at Australia Served in Capetown Highlanders in German West Africa

Arrived at Australia
from South Africa
on 22.08.1915
per Nestor
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation 1915 tailor; 1916 miner; 1940 steward, 1948 salesman

Service 1 (Depot)
service number 3957
enlisted 31.08.1915
POE Holsworthy, NSW
unit 2nd Battalion
rank Private
discharged 29.12.1915 as undesirable

Service 2
service number 6127
enlisted 17.05.1916
POE Sydney
unit 1st Battalion, 1st MG Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1918
final fate RTA 23.08.1919
discharged 12.11.1919

Service 3 (WWII)
service number N72608
enlisted 14.05.1940
POE Paddington, NSW
unit 11 GB
rank Private
discharged 27.10.1943

Naturalisation 1948

Residence after the war Sydney

Died 14.09.1974, Sydney; buried Rookwood Cemetery


Naturalisation (NAA) (Tortsan)

Digitised WWI service records (NAA) (Tortson)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Fortsan - in error)

Court martial file 1 2 (NAA) (Tortsan & Tortson)

Records of the Assistant Provost Marshal (AWM) (Tortsan)

WWII service records (NAA) (Tortsan)

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