John Brente Brenka

Alias Brenke
Born 1887
Place Vilkaviskis or Vilkomir (Ukmerge), Lithuania
Ethnic origin Lithuanian?
Religion Roman Catholic
Mother Agi Brenke
Arrived at Australia on 1914
per Ajana
Residence before enlistment Shepperton's Sawmills, Gumeracha, SA
Occupation Labourer
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Service #1

Service number 2809
Enlisted 8.06.1915
Place of enlistment Keswick, SA
Unit 10th Battalion, 50th Battalion
Rank Private
Place Gallipoli, 1915, Western Front, 1916
Casualties WIA 1916 (twice)
Final fate DOW 23.08.1916
Cemetery 102 Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France


Blog articles

Russian Anzacs blog (Russian)

Russian Anzacs blog (English)

Early Lithuanians in Australia


Steve Murphy, 'Lithuanian ANZACs: Research Continues', Lithuanian Papers, vol. 27, 2013, pp. 10-13.

Newspaper articles

At Blumberg. - The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser, 31 August 1917, p. 3

Gen. Birdwood at Birdwood. - The Register, 16 March 1920, p. 9