Henry Martin Juckham

Born 9.11.1881
Place Pärnu, Estonia
Ethnic origin Estonian
Religion Lutheran
Arrived at Australia on About 1909
Residence before enlistment Seafaring; 1916 Townsville, Qld
Occupation 1909 ships' carpenter, 1916 seaman, 1930 builder
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject
Residence after the war 1930 Narrabeen, NSW
Died 1931, Redfern, Sydney

Service #1

Service number 507
Enlisted 2.09.1916
Place of enlistment Townsville, Qld
Unit 1 Australian Flying Squadron (Flying Corps)
Rank Rigger, 2nd class/Air-mechanic, 1st class/Air-mechanic
Place Egypt, Palestine, 1916-1919
Final fate RTA 10.07.1919
Discharged 8.09.1919


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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).