Saari, Goldberg, Frisk, Greenfield, Krausman

January 15, 2016

Arthur Saari

  • Arthur Saari, from Helsingfors (Helsinki) in Finland, came to Australia in 1912 on a Finnish ship. He lived in South Australia working as a labourer.
  • Enlisting in the AIF in Adelaide, he served with the 48th Battalion on the Western Front. In October 1916 he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
  • After the war he settled in Melbourne, marrying an Australian girl, Helen Grace Thompson, and became a confectioner.

Benjamin Goldberg

  • Benjamin Goldberg, a tailor from Kutno in Poland, came to Australia in 1899 and lived in Sydney.
  • Enlisting in the AIF, he came with the 14th Battalion to the Western Front, got sick with TB and returned to Australia.
  • After the war he lived in Sydney and died in 1930.

Anton Emmanuel Frisk

  • Anton Emmanuel Frisk, a Finnish seaman from Mathildedal, came to Australia in 1908 and lived in Newcastle.
  • Enlisting in the AIF, he served with the 34th Battalion on the Western Front. In June 1917 he was wounded at the battle for Messines. While being in a hospital in England he met an English woman, Edith Annie Saunders; they married and sailed to Australia together.
  • After the war he lived in Newcastle working as an engine driver for Dredge Service.

Peter Greenfield

  • Peter Greenfield, a seaman from Vindana (Ventspils) in Latvia, enlisted in the AIF in Newcastle, together with Frisk.
  • He served with the 34th Battalion on the Western Front. In December 1916 he was wounded in the arm. Recovering in England he was attached to guard duty at Tidworth Depot.
  • After the war he lived in Sydney. He was a lonely man and when he died in 1943 his papers, photos and journal were destroyed by the public trustee.

Nathan Krausman

  • Nathan Krausman, a Jewish man from Galatz in Bessarabia, came to Australia in 1890. He worked as a woodcutter, bush worker and public trustee in Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, and NSW. In 1907 he married Ellen Janetzki.
  • Enlisting in the AIF, he served with the 3rd Pioneer Battalion on the Western Front until he got sick with kidney problems and was repatriated to Australia.
  • After the war he continued his outback life and died in 1928, at Nyngan.