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Document - Deed Poll Evidencing Change of Name, Issued to William David Herr, 09 Feb 1945 Document Reg. No: HT 16862

Summary:
Two documents of declaration and deposit receipt relating to the name change of Wilhelm David Herr to William David Herr on 9 February 1945. William (Bill) David Herr was one of the Dunera boys. Born in 1914 in Vienna, he escaped to England in 1938, fleeing Nazi persecution, where he lived for less than 12 months before being arrested as a German alien and classified by the Aliens Tribunal as a 'Refugee from Nazi Oppression.' He was interned and then transported to Australia on the ship Dunera, arriving in Australia on 26 August 1940. Upon arrival, Bill was taken to Hay internment camp where he spent nine months, before he was transferred to Tatura for another nine months. Upon release from Tatura Bill and his other internees worked fruit picking in the local area before enlisting in the Australian forces to serve their newly adopted country in the latter part of the war.
Description:
Two sheets attached at top left corner. Top sheet, A5 size, a receipt of Deed Poll deposit, headed 'Registrar-General's Office' and dated 'Melbourne 15 Feb 1945'. Following inscribed in ink: 'Deed Poll evidencing change of name from Wilhelm David Herr to William David Herr.' Second sheet, foolscap size typed page, declaration of name change for Wilhelm David Herr to William David Herr.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Judy Munro, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.00 cm (Height), 38.00 cm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: cultural identity, internment camps, jewish communities, jewish immigration, immigrant shipping, identifications, refugees, austrian immigration
Themes this item is part of: William (Bill) David Herr, Austrian Jewish Migrant & Internee, 1940, Migration Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity
Inscriptions: Text: DATED 9th February 1945/DEED POLL/EVIDENCING CHANGE OF NAME/FROM WILHELM DAVID HERR TO WILLIAM DAVID HERR/BY/WILLIAM DAVID HERR.
Person Named: William Herr, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 09 Feb 1945

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