William Frank Jaks

William Frank Jaks advertisement
in The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder in 1923

Born 15.04.1882

Place Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania

Ethnic origin Polish?

Religion Roman Catholic


Wife Madeline Mary Jaks (Brown), married 1936, Canberra

Residence before arrival at Australia Left Russia ca. 1898, lived in England

Arrived at Australia
from England?
on 17.01.1914
per Heathfield

Residence before enlistment Berri, SA

Occupation 1916 carpenter, cabinet maker and French polisher

service number 2371
enlisted 10.04.1916
POE Adelaide
unit 5th Pioneer Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1917-1918
casualties WIA 1918
final fate RTA 15.01.1919
discharged 27.07.1919

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Cessnock, Murwillumbah, Quirindi, Sydney, Canberra

Died 16.03.1951, Westlake, Canberra


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Biographical file (AWM)

Army payfile (NAA)

Members of D Company, 5th Australian Pioneer Battalion near Dranoutre, erecting sheds in Donegal Camp. E01311 E01311K (AWM)

Family tree on Ancestry.com

Blog articles

Russian Anzacs blog (Russian)

Russian Anzacs blog (English)

Early Lithuanians in Australia

Newspaper articles

Arrest made. Tweed Head fire. - Northern Star, Lismore, 7 June 1930, p. 5.

Man for trial. Charge of arson. - Tweed Daily, Murwillumbah, 14 June 1930, p. 4.

William Frank Jaks. - Stand-to, Jan.-March 1951, p. 28.