Edward Abelscaln

Eduards Abeļkalns
Photo on Latvian passport, 1927, Latvian State Historical Archives

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

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Melbourne

Occupation Sailor

service number 96
enlisted 4.01.1915
POE 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

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Latvia


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Abelskaen)

Digitised recommendation for award (AWM)

Blog articles

Russian Anzacs blog (Russian)

Russian Anzacs blog (English)

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.