Frederick August Dambelis

Born 26.02.1884
Place Riga, Latvia
Ethnic origin Latvian
Religion Church of England
Father Stephans Dambelis

Wife Mary Raymond Dambelis (Goddard, nee McCrudy), died in 1924, one child

Residence before arrival at Australia Was in England for 11 years
Arrived at Australia from London
on 3.12.1913
per Indrapurra
disembarked at Sydney
Residence before enlistment Sydney
Occupation 1918 motor driver and rigger, 1926 gas employee
Naturalisation 1926
Residence after the war Sydney
Died 20.02.1950

Service #1 – Depot

Service number 86790
Enlisted 2.03.1918
Place of enlistment Sydney
Unit Australian Flying Corps
Rank 2nd class Air Mechanic
Discharged 31.12.1918


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From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

The Australian Flying Corps was an élite unit and a small group of Russians was regarded as being sufficiently trustworthy to serve in it. They included three former seamen -- Eloranta, Juckham and Tomrop -- who served in the 1st Flying Squadron in Egypt. Edward Sevald, from Riga, who had studied at aviation school in Russia, had a successful career with the 3rd Flying Squadron in France as a sergeant mechanic. Frederick Dambelis, also from Riga, a former rigger who 'understood motor car driving', became an air-mechanic (2nd class).