Rosenberg, Robinsky, Jeschek, Yurak

August 13, 2016

Solomon Rosenberg

  • Solomon Rosenberg, a Jewish man from Warsaw, came to Australia in 1908, after serving in the Russian army. He arrived in Sydney from Japan and worked as a tailor.
  • He enlisted in the AIF in Melbourne, but was discharged a few weeks later as his English was very limited.
  • In 1925 he left for France and his Australian naturalisation was revoked in 1934.

Peter Robinsky

  • Peter Robinsky from Riga travelled all over the world before landing in Newcastle in 1913. He lived in Sydney working as a gardener.
  • The first time he enlisted in Liverpool was as Peter Robaky in July 1915, but he was discharged as an absentee. He moved to Melbourne and enlisted there a year later and served with the 60th Battalion on the Western Front.
  • After the war he lived in Melbourne and Sydney, working as a liftman, janitor, and carpenter. He was married to an Australian woman, Lottie Watson.

Frank Jeschek

  • Frank Jeschek, a Polish man from Warsaw, came to Australia as a seaman in 1908.
  • Enlisting in the AIF in Tasmania, he sailed to the Western Front with the 12th Battalion, but upon arrival to England he fell ill with TB and was sent back to Tasmania.
  • After his discharge he returned to seafaring but his condition deteriorated and he died in August 1919 in Tasmania.

Oscar Yurak

  • Oscar Yurak from Salismunde in Latvia worked in Australia as a labourer.
  • Enlisting in the AIF in Sydney, he arrived with the 39th Battalion to the Western Front and requested a transfer to the Russian Army. In 1917 he was returned to Australia and discharged.
  • After the war he planned to sail to New York.