John Smelga


Alias Served as John Smilga

Born 12.07.1892

Place Riga, Latvia

Ethnic origin Latvian

Religion Church of England

Father John Smilga

Family

Wife Florence Quinn Smilga (Smelga) (née Gateshead), married 1918

Arrived at Australia
from
on 9.10.1917
per Ceramic
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Port Adelaide, SA, Melbourne

Occupation Seaman, 1931 waterside worker

Service
service number 3375
enlisted 31.10.1917
POE St Hilda, Victoria
unit 39th Battalion
rank Private
place India, England, 1918
final fate RTA 19.10.1918
discharged 21.01.1919

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject, naturalisation was not found, but he appears in electoral rolls, 1925-1954 (Smelga)

Residence after the war Melbourne

Died 1970 Melbourne

Materials

Digitised service records (NAA) (Smilga & Smelga)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Smelga)

Alien registration 1 2 (NAA) (Smelga)

Digitised wife's alien registration (NAA) (Smelga)