Andrei Berskaln


Andrew Berskaln, 1940
Alien registration, WWII, NAA

Alias later Andrew Birchell; Birtulis, Birze, Berzins

Born 10.01.1889

Place Vindava (Ventspils) or Riga, Latvia

Ethnic origin Latvian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Father Kaspar Berskaln or Robert K. Berskaln

Mother Martha

Family

Wife Emily Jane Wilkinson, married 1920 in Melbourne, son George Edmond Birchell (b. 1923, served in AIF in WWII)

Arrived at Australia
on 08.1910
per Closbourn
disembarked at Hobart or Adelaide

Residence before enlistment Tasmania

Occupation 1916 carpenter, 1948 joiner

Service
service number 1618
enlisted 14.03.1916
POE Melbourne
unit 37th Battalion, 38th Battalion
rank Private, Lance Corporal, Sergeant
place Western Front, 1916-1919
final fate RTA 1.05.1919
discharged 27.07.1919

Naturalisation 1967

Residence after the war Tasmania, Victoria

Died 19.09.1971, Heidelberg, Melbourne

Materials

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Naturalisation (NAA) (Birchell, Andrew)

Digitised alien registration, WWII (NAA) (Bershaln, Birscill)

Digitised Civil Constructional Corps file (NAA) (Birchell, Andrew)

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