John Janus

Alias John Albert Janus; Jaanus

Born 1872

Place Pärnu, Estonia, or Stettin, Germany

Ethnic origin Estonian / German

Religion Presbyterian & Lutheran


Partner Jane Wright, son John Gordon Wright, b. 1897

Arrived at Australia
on 1889

Residence before enlistment South Australia; Echuca, Vic; Narranderra, NSW

Occupation Sailor, labourer

Service 1
enlisted 31.05.1915
POE Jerilderie, NSW
rank Private
discharged 1915

Service 2
service number 1672
enlisted 2.12.1915
POE Narranderra, NSW
unit 55th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1918 (twice)
final fate RTA 11.12.1918
discharged 20.02.1919

Naturalisation 1898, South Australia

Residence after the war Narranderra, NSW

Died 24.09.1927, Sandigo, Narranderra, NSW


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised application to enlist in the AIF 1 2, digitised (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Personal case file (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Russian labourer killed. - The Age, Melbourne, 26 September 1927, p. 12.

Fatal accident. - Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser, 27 September 1927, p. 2.