Edward Abelscaln

Alias Abelskaln
Russian spelling Эдуард Абелкалн **Latvian spelling** Ābeļkalns Eduards (information from Latvian passport)
Born 11.08.1888
Place Lizuma pag., Cesu apr., Riga, Latvia (information from Latvian passport)
Ethnic origin Latvian
Religion Unitarian
Father Jacob Abelscaln, Latvia
Residence before enlistment Melbourne
Occupation Sailor
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject
Residence after the war Latvia

Service #1

Service number 96
Enlisted 4.01.1915
Place of enlistment Melbourne
Unit 13th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Provost Corps
Rank Corporal, Lance Sergeant
Place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front, 1916-1919
Awards 31.10.17 MM (LG 14.01.18)
Discharged 23.12.1919 in England to return to Latvia


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Filips Lastovskis, Bēgot no cara, kuģa vai bezdarba: drošsirdīgi latvieši, kas karoja zem Austrālijas karoga

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Edward Abelscaln, a Gallipoli veteran, who was now serving in the Anzac Provost Corps, [was awarded Military Medal for] organising traffic under heavy shelling on the Bellewaarde Plank Road where it had been blocked by a shell crater.