John Smelga

Alias Served as John Smilga

Born 12.07.1892

Place Riga, Latvia

Ethnic origin Latvian

Religion Church of England

Father John Smilga


Wife Florence Quinn Smilga (Smelga) (née Gateshead), married 1918; Daughter J. Smelga, b. 1925

Arrived at Australia
on 9.10.1917
per Ceramic
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Port Adelaide, SA, Melbourne

Occupation Seaman, 1926 waterside worker

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 24.10.1969, Melbourne


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)

Personal case file (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Mildura police court. - Mildura Cultivator, 22 October 1919, p. 2.