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

service number 507
enlisted 2.09.1916
POE 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

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war 1930 Narrabeen, NSW

Died 1931, Redfern, Sydney


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Blog article



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).