David Balooda


Alias David Charles; Balwoda, Balveda

Russian spelling

Давид Андреевич Балуда

Born 30.12.1886

Place Riga, Latvia

Ethnic origin Latvian

Religion Lutheran

Father Andrew Balooda

Mother Alicia Bulkevis

Family

Wife Catherine (nee King) Balooda, married 1925

Arrived at Australia
from Riga
on 1.05.1907
per Hamburg Line of steamers
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Shepparton, Cobram, Vic.

Occupation 1927 coal miner

Service
enlisted 7.12.1914*
POE Melbourne
unit 24th Battalion
rank Private
place Egypt, 1915
final fate RTA 05.1915
discharged 1915

Naturalisation 1927

Residence after the war Station work throughout Qld, Baralaba, Qld

Died 20.09.1951 Rockhampton

Materials

Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Balooda, David - Applied for naturalisation 17 May 1927 (NAA)

*All data about David Balooda's AIF service is from his own statements, no archival documents found so far.

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Newspaper articles

Callide Valley farmers at law. - Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton, 20 November 1937, p. 5

Weather conditions against production. - Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton, 20 November 1937, p. 5

Biloela Court. - The Central Queensland Herald, Rockhampton, 25 November 1937, p. 66

Goovigen. - The Central Queensland Herald, Rockhampton, 27 September 1951, p. 24