William Frank Jaks

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
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject
Residence after the war Cessnock, Murwillumbah, Quirindi, Sydney, Canberra
Died 16.03.1951, Westlake, Canberra

Service #1

Service number 2371
Enlisted 10.04.1916
Place of enlistment 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


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.