Edward Abelscaln


Alias Abelskaln

Russian spelling

Эдуард Абелкалн

Latvian spelling Ābeļkalns Eduards (information from Latvian passport)

Born 11.08.1888

Place Lizuma pag., Cesu apr., Riga, Latvia (information from Latvian passport)

Ethnic origin Latvian

Religion Unitarian

Father Jacob Abelscaln, Latvia

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Melbourne

Occupation Sailor

Service
service number 96
enlisted 4.01.1915
POE Melbourne
unit 13th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Provost Corps
rank Corporal, Lance Sergeant
place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front, 1916-1919
awards 31.10.17 MM (LG 14.01.18)
discharged 23.12.1919 in England to return to Latvia

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Materials

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Abelskaen)

Digitised recommendation for award (AWM)

Blog article

Russian

English

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Edward Abelscaln, a Gallipoli veteran, who was now serving in the Anzac Provost Corps, [was awarded Military Medal for] organising traffic under heavy shelling on the Bellewaarde Plank Road where it had been blocked by a shell crater.