William Kalinovsky

Alias Kalin (since the early 1920s)
Russian spelling Владимир Матвеевич Калиновский; Lithuanian spelling: Kalinauskas
Born 1893
Place Zhagary, (Zhagare), Lithuania
Ethnic origin Lithuanian
Religion Roman Catholic
Father Matthew Kalinovsky
Mother Elizabeth Matuz (Matiez)

1924 married Clarisse McFeeters, son Ross b. 1925

Residence before arrival at Australia Left home at 14, worked on ships as cook*, lived 3 years in Chicago, USA
Residence before enlistment Queensland, Cloncurry
Occupation 1916 tailor's cutter, after the war worked in Tasmania as a court translator; tailor;
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject
Residence after the war Visited Lithuania; Lived in USA, Tasmania, Broken Hill, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane*
Died 12.07.1937, Brisbane

Service #1

Service number 3119
Enlisted 29.09.1916
Place of enlistment Cloncurry, Qld
Unit 4th Pioneer Battalion; 12th Battalion, 21st MG Company
Rank Private, Lance Corporal
Place Western Front, 1917-1919
Final fate RTA 18.12.1919
Discharged 25.03.1920


Blog articles

Russian Anzacs (Russian)

Russian Anzacs (English)

Early Lithuanians in Australia

Newspaper articles

City tailor found dead in shop. - Courier-Mail, Brisbane, 13 July 1937, p. 14.

Police evidence indicates George Street tailor's death due to natural causes. - Telegraph, Brisbane, 30 August 1937, p. 18.

Coroner's court. - Queensland Times, Ipswich, 11 September 1937, p. 13.


The Baltic peoples in Australia: Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians / B. & A. Birskys, A. Putniņs and I. Salasoo, Melbourne : AE Press, 1986, p.12

From The Baltic peoples in Australia:

Kalinauskas was an interpreter with the AIF in France. After the war he moved from one Eastern state capital to another until he set himself up as a tailor in Brisbane.