Latvian Anzacs / Latviešu anzaki


At the end of the nineteenth century the population living on the territory of modern day Latvia was ethnically diverse. This territory was comprised of Courland, Livonia and Latgale (correspondingly Courland and, partly, Lifland and Vitebsk provinces of the Russian Empire).

This list includes names of all servicemen from this territory except ethnic Russians, Poles, Germans and Jews. (To see all Latvian-born servicemen search for the word 'Latvia' using the search engine on the home page). Baltic Germans, mostly from Latvia, are listed separately. In some cases it was impossible to determine with confidence the ethnic origin of Latvian-born servicemen listed below. Some of them could be of Estonian, German, Finnish, Danish, Swedish or British origin. At this stage they are recorded as Latvians but further research will help to determine their ethnic origin.

19 gadsimta beigās Latvijas teritorijas iedzīvotāju kopums bija etniski daudzveidīgs. Šajā sarakstā ietilpst visi (atskaitot etniskos krievus, poļus, vāciešus un ebrejus) no šīs teritorijas, kas Pirmajā pasaules kara laikā dienēja Austrālijas bruņotos spēkos. Lai atrastu visus Latvijā dzimušus militārpersonas (t.i., arī cittautiešus), lūdzu ievediet vārdu Latvia meklējumprogrammā, kas atrodas mājas lapā. Baltvācieši, kuru vairums nāca no Latvijas, ir atsevišķā sarakstā.

Studies about Latvian Anzacs have been published in the book Aldis L. Putniņš, ed., Early Latvian Settlers in Australia, Melbourne: Sterling Star, 2010. (order online):

Elena Govor, Latvian Anzacs, pp. 16-52;

Elena Govor and Aldis L. Putniņš, Latvian Anzacs: From Abelscaln to Zeeman [biographical index], pp. 53-79;

Peter Dennis, Andrejs Voitkun (1885-1971), pp. 80-85;

Ineta Didrihsone-Tomaševska, Latvia's consuls in Australia before World War II, pp. 157-164;

Frank G. Clarke, In the shadow of Peter the Painter: Latvian anarchists in Australia, pp. 165-189;

Līga Lapa, The 1905 revolution and Latvian immigration to Australia, pp. 190-198;

Elena Govor, Latvian radicals in Australia, pp. 199-213.

Biographical data about Latvian Anzacs based on the materials of Elena Govor's research for this website was translated and published in Latvian by Uldis Siliņš 'Latviešu anzaki Pirmajā pasaules karā' in Laikraksts Latvietis (issues 26-33).

Abelscaln, Edward
Abolin, Martin
Abolin, Peter
Adjutant, Henry
Ahbol, Ludwig Edward
Aide, Martin
Alksen, Karl
Alksne, Carl Michael
Amolin, John
Anderson, Ernest
Antin, Martin Mikkel
Balooda, David
Bartleson, Rudolf
Baschbauer, Edward Ernest
Beern, Julays
Beglot, Edward
Bepper, John Ludwig
Berger, John William
Berkis, Arvid
Berskaln, Andrei
Berzin, George
Blankenberg, John William
Bockmelder, Charles
Brasche, Martin
Bremer, Frederick
Brining, William
Brutton, Ernest Otto
Bunke, John
Campman, Charles
Carlson, Carl
Collath, Carl Edgar
Dambelis, Frederick August
Danberg, Rudolf
Drager, Adolf Leopold
Dreger, Ernest Mikel
Dumps, Charles Rudolf
Ernst, Robert Alexander
Filip, Edmund
Fisher, Henry
Fraser, Ernest
Gaisman, Ian
Gedgawd, Charles Anton
Gerk, Charles
Gorgensen, Charles
Greenfield, Peter
Greig, Eugene Jack
Greive, Charles
Grusausky, Fridrich
Hamann, Martin
Hendrickson, John
Hulsen, Alexander
Jacobsen, Charles
Jacobson, Fritz Johann
Janshewsky, Edward Rudolph
Janson, Edward
Johnson, Harry
Johnson, John
Johnson, Peter
Kairi, Andrew
Kaptein, Johann
Kasak, John
Kensman, John Joseph
Krauklys, John Robert
Kulmar, Jan
Lambahirt, Theodor
Leksman, Richard
Lihpin, George
Lundfend, Wilhelm
Mahlit, Rudolph
Makewitz, August
Martinson, David
Mathewy, Charles
Matzonas, Franc
Meerin, Robert
Meesit, Walter
Mentze, Alexander
Michelson, John Victor
Miconi, Ivan
Olsen, John
Ozols, Julius
Paegle, Michael
Pankoff, John August
Paulin, Karl Fritz
Pettersson, August
Prinz, Carl August
Pulpe, Charles Martin
Puring, Gustav Albert
Putre, Andrew
Putre, John
Raupak-Ropenberg, John de
Rehrick, Nicolas
Reimers, John
Reineke, John
Renaud, Martin Nicolay
Reppe, Charles
Robinsky, Peter
Rosing, Ian
Rowehl, Armen
Rowehl, Edwin Nicholas
Rozenfeld, Didrich
Sander, Arnold
Schilling, Fritz
Selman, Ivan Frederick Lowack
Seltin, Edward Ottomar
Sendon, Edward
Sevald, Edward
Sipan, Hugo
Skalberg, John
Skudrin, Frederick Reinhold
Smelga, John
Smith, Charles
Stauwer, William
Stips, Charles
Strauberg, Oscar
Stuhrit, Alexander
Swirgsdin, Peter
Tomrop, Ernest
Trellick, Harry
Upmal, Ernest
Uppeneeck, Nicholai Charles
Voitkun, Andreas
Weinberg, Atti
Wihtol, Bernchard
Winnin, Fritz
Wiseman, Martin
Yurak, Oscar
Zeeman, Fritz