Parfeny Grehoff, a veterinary doctor, came from Ust-Kamenogorsk in Siberia, landing in Brisbane in 1913. He had already lived a full life, being 43 and a widower.
Enlisting in the AIF, he served at Gallipoli with the 15th Battalion. A few days after his arrival, he was injured falling from a cliff and evacuated to Australia. He took up poultry farming for a while, but in May 1918 he re-enlisted, this time in the AN&MEF. He served as a private in the Rabaul and Kokopo garrisons until he fell ill, when he was once again invalided back to Australia.
Elias Lebovetz, a Jewish man, was born in Lemberg (Lvov), while his parents were from Kiev. The family migrated to Palestine and in 1910 Elias came to Western Australia, where he worked as a farmer and labourer.
Enlisting in the AIF in Perth he served in the Camel Corps in Egypt. In April 1917 he was wounded near Gaza and repatriated to Australia.
After the war he moved to Melbourne where he married Perl Kozminsky. He worked as a fruiterer.
Joseph Brandebura from Lipno in Poland came to Australia on the eve of WWI and worked as a waiter.
Enlisting to the AIF he fought at Gallipoli with the 24th Battalion, and on the Western Front with machine gun regiments. In May 1917 he was wounded at Bullecourt with a gunshot wound to the right leg, but he recovered and returned to duty. While on the Western Front he reached the rank of regimental sergeant major (WO1).
After the war he changed his name to Brand. He married and lived in Melbourne working as a commercial traveller. During WWII he enlisted again and served in the workshop section for three years.