April 30, 2016
Konrat Jank Troyle
- Konrat Jank Troyle, from Abo (Turku) in Finland, came to Australia probably as a seaman and worked in Western Australia as a farmhand.
- He served with the 16th Battalion on the Western Front. Two months after arrival he was captured as a prisoner of war at the battle for Riencourt. He survived for sixteen months in German camps, but died from influenza in October 1918.
George Marion Tchorzewski
- George Marion Tchorzewski, a Pole from Ukraine, came to Australia in 1882 as a child with his parents. His father was sugar-cane farming in the Bundaberg area.
- Enlisting in the AIF, George arrived with the 52nd Battalion in England, but got sick and was returned to Australia.
- After the war he married a Ukrainian woman, Polly Sakaranko, and continued farming in the Bundaberg area.
- Hypolit Brynkeveh, a Polish man from Lodz, worked in Australia as a cotton worker and miner.
- He served with the 45th Battalion on the Western Front, attaining the rank of Lance Corporal. In June 1918 he was wounded in the head, but recovered and returned to his battalion.
- After the war he worked on the ships as a greaser; in 1921 he married an Australian girl, Eva Kay. Soon after that he disappears from the records; he probably left Australia.
- Harry Wineberg, a Jewish man from Warsaw in Poland, came to Australia in 1900 and worked as a jeweller in Western Australia. He was married to an Australian woman, Sarah Shineberg.
- He served with the 16th Battalion on the Western Front. In August 1916 he was wounded at Mouquet Farm and returned to Australia.
- After the war he moved with his family in Sydney, where he worked as a salesman.
Alfred Joseph Mekenass
April 20, 2016
- Alfred Joseph Mekenass (he served as Makeness), a Lithuanian from Panevežys, came to Australia in 1912 and worked as a labourer and gang overseer.
- He enlisted in the AIF in Newcastle and sailed with the 1st Pioneer Battalion to the Western Front, but while in Egypt was diagnosed with blindness and returned to Australia as medically unfit.
- He married an Australian girl, Linda Irene Coward, in 1917 and lived in Hexham working as a rigger. In 1925 he was injured in an accident at work and died in hospital.
- Herman Johnson from Piarnu in Estonia came to Australia in 1896 and worked on the goldfields in Western Australia.
- He came with the 28th Battalion on the Western Front, but soon got sick with pneumonia and was returned to Australia as medically unfit.
- After the war he married an Australian woman, Edith Hinchcliffe Mallet, and lived in Subiaco, working as a shopkeeper.
- Morris Saffar, a Jewish man, provided different places of birth: Paris in France, Volyn in Ukraine, and Ostrow in Poland. He came to Western Australia in 1914 and worked as a mechanical engineer.
- He served with the 51st Battalion on the Western Front. In April 1918 at Villers-Bretonneux he was wounded in the right hand and returned to Australia.
- During the war his wife and children stayed in Russia. They were located through the British consul and reunited in Australia in 1923, but the marriage did not last. During WWII Morris enlisted in the AIF in Melbourne and later lived in Adelaide.
- Robert Golden, a Jewish man from Riga, enlisted in the AIF in Sydney, providing his occupation as a plumber.
- He served with the 9th Field Company Engineers on the Western Front as a mechanic.
- After the war he stayed in Sydney, continuing his work as a plumber.
William Frederick Floessell
- William Frederick Floessell, an engineer from Helsingfors (Helsinki) in Finland who was educated in Europe, worked in Sydney by the time of his enlistment in the AIF. His wife and two sons lived in Christchurch in New Zealand.
- He served with the 56th Battalion on the Western Front, until he got sick with rheumatism and returned to Australia in 1917.
- After the war he published a book, Saints and Soldiers by Harley Matthews; he stayed in Sydney working as an engineer.
- Simon Woolman, a Jewish man from Kleczew in Poland, lived in Sydney working as a bar manager and grocer. By the time of his enlistment in the AIF he had a wife and two children.
- He served with the Machine Gun companies on the Western Front.
- After the war he lived in Sydney working as a porter and steward.