Andrei Berskaln

Alias later Andrew Birchell; Birtulis, Birze, Berzins
Born 10.01.1889
Place Vindava (Ventspils) or Riga, Latvia
Ethnic origin Latvian
Religion Russian Orthodox
Father Kaspar Berskaln or Robert K. Berskaln
Mother Martha

Wife Emily Jane Wilkinson, married 1920 in Melbourne, son George Edmond Birchell (b. 1923, served in AIF in WWII)

Arrived at Australia on 08.1910
per Closbourn
disembarked at Hobart or Adelaide
Residence before enlistment Tasmania
Occupation 1916 carpenter, 1948 joiner
Naturalisation 1967
Residence after the war Tasmania, Victoria
Died 19.09.1971, Heidelberg, Melbourne

Service #1

Service number 1618
Enlisted 14.03.1916
Place of enlistment Melbourne
Unit 37th Battalion, 38th Battalion
Rank Private, Lance Corporal, Sergeant
Place Western Front, 1916-1919
Final fate RTA 1.05.1919
Discharged 27.07.1919


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