PREVIOUS SERVICE- 3 years Western Australian Infantry Regiment as Commisioned Officer
19/09/1914- MARGOLIN applied for a Commission in the AIF
1/10/1914- Appointed LIEUTENANT 16th Battalion Blackboy Hill Camp WA (Recommended for appointment as Captain by Lt Col POPE, 16th Battalion AIF)
21/11/1914- Embarked Fremantle with 16th Battalion split aboard both “Indarra” and “Dimboola” bound for Port Melbourne Victoria
28/11/1914- Disembarked Port Melbourne to Broadmeadows Training Camp near Melbourne
16/12/1914- Promoted CAPTAIN 16th Battalion Blackboy Hill
22/12/1914- Embarked Melbourne VIC aboard “Ceramic” bound for Egypt
01/02/1915- Disembarked Alexandria Egypt to train to Zeitoun then march to the desert camp at Heliopolis
11/04/1915- De-Camped from Cairo by train to Alexandria
12/04/1915- Embarked Alexandria Egypt aboard “Haida Paseha” with Meditteranean Expeditionary Forces bound  for Lemnos , Gallipoli Peninsula
25/04/1915- Left Lemnos Harbour in the morning to approach the Gallipoli Peninsula late in the afternoon
2/05/1915- Wounded in Action Gallipoli ( Gunshot Wound Upper Arm ) admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance Gallipoli
5/05/1915- Promoted MAJOR 16th Battalion on discharge to Duty Gallipoli ex Wounded
8/10/1915- Granted Leave Alexandria Egypt(enjoyed recreation with fellow Officers, including MONASH)
9/11/1915- Rejoined Unit in the field Gallipoli ex Leave Egypt
30/12/1915- Disembarked Alexandria Egypt ex “Ascanius” ex Gallipoli
18/05/1916- Awarded DISTINGUISHED  SERVICE  ORDER
01/06/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
9/06/1916- Disembarked Marseilles France ex Alexandria Egypt
13/07/1916- MENTION  IN  DEPATCHES
10/06/1917- Appointed  LIEUTENANT-COLONEL in Command 14th Battalion in the field Belgium
17/08/1917- Granted Leave Paris
1/09/1917- Rejoined 16th Battalion & reverted to rank of Major ex Detachment 14th Battalion in the field France
23/09/1917- Injured in Action in the field France ( Knee)
26/09/1917- Admitted 2nd Red Cross Hospital Rouen France ( Synovitis Knee- Displaced Cartilage Left Knee )
1/10/1917- Evacuated/Admitted 3rd London General Hospital Wandsworth England
12/11/1917- Transferred Cobham Hall Convalescent Hospital England
23/12/1917- Placed on Supplementary List Sutton Veny England
27/12/1917- To No. 1 Command Depot Sutton Veny England
31/12/1917- To No. 3 Command Depot Hurdcott England
7/02/1918- Passed Fit for General Service by Medical Board England
18/03/1918- Appointment Terminated -Resigned from AIF to Accept Commission in Imperial Army as Liutenant Colonel with 39th Battalion Royal Fusiliers(First Judeans) Ludd Palestine ( This Unit was an all Jewish Unit)
2/06/1944-  Date of Death– ( Cremated Karrakatta Cemetery Perth- Ashes subsequently placed Rehovot Israel, in 1949 )

 

Service Medals Awarded

1914/15 Star – No. 155
British War Medal( Issued by Imperial Army)
Victory Medal( Issued by Imperial Army)
Distinguished Service Order
Mention in Despatches ( 2 Oak Leaves Issued- No. 606A)

 

Memorial Inscription

Collie War Memorial, Western Australia
Rehovot Cemetery Israel.

MENTION  IN  DESPATCHES

“For distinguished and gallant services rendered during the period of General Sir Charles MUNRO’s command of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces.”

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. 176 :  30 November 1916
Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page  3234,  Position  25
Date of London Gazette Fourth Supplement No. 29664 : 13 July 1916
Location in London Gazette : Page  6955,  Position  38

DISTINGUISHED  SERVICE  ORDER

 MARGOLIN, Eliazar Lazar,MAJOR, 16th Battalion 4th A.I. Brigade- Gallipoli Peninsula September to December 1915- ” Commanded the defensive line on the North Bank of the Khaiajik Dere under difficult and trying circumstances , and, by his example kept efficient and in good spirits the Garrison of this post which was much weakened by fatigue and sickness,  during the period September 1 to 12.  Subsequently, in November and December he commanded No. 2 Sub-Section of the defensive line held by the Brigade, and organized the improvement of the defences, and the vigorous patrolling of the front most effectively.  During the re-embarkation on December 19th, he Commanded the rear party of his Battalion in a most praiseworthy manner “.

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette N0. 129 : 21 September 1916
Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page  2622,  Position  8
Date of London Gazette No. 29608 : 3 June 1916
Location in London Gazette : Page  5570,  Position  7

 

NOTES OF INTEREST FROM THE LIFE OF ELIAZAR LAZAR MARGOLIN

– Migrated with parents & brother & sister to Palestine in 1892 at 17 years of age
– He migrated to Australia, settling in Collie WA, ex Sydney, being Naturalized in 1904
– In 1911 formed the Collie Company of 1st Battalion Western Australian Infantry Regiment Australian Military Forces and commissioned SECOND LIEUTENANT
– In March 1918 appointed LIEUTENANT COLONEL in charge of 39th Battalion Royal Fusiliers(first Judeans) Ludd, Palestine,
– A memorial to LIEUTENANT-COLONEL Eliazar Lazar MARGOLIN was unveiled at Rehovot, Israel,  in 1956.

 

Please refer to the New Book”Great War Stories 1914-1918 Pozieres & Mouquet Farm” by Author Jeffrey A PEIRCE , self-published in 2023, to read a summary of the life of Eliazar Lazar MARGOLIN.