Alfred Joseph Mekenass

Alias Served as Alfred Makeness; Makenass
Born 1892
Place Panevežys, Lithuania
Ethnic origin Lithuanian?
Religion Roman Catholic

Wife Linda Irene Mekenass (née Coward), married 1917

Arrived at Australia from England
on 04.1912
per Crelon
disembarked at Newcastle, NSW
Residence before enlistment Maitland, Hexham
Occupation Labourer, rigger
Naturalisation 1918
Residence after the war Hexham via Newcastle, NSW
Died 10.12.1925, Newcastle

Service #1

Service number 2144
Enlisted 28.03.1916
Place of enlistment Newcastle, NSW
Unit 1st Pioneer Battalion
Rank Private
Place Egypt, 1916
Final fate RTA 16.08.1916
Discharged 17.10.1916 MU


Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Mekenass)

Digitised service records (NAA) (Makeness)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Family tree on

Blog articles

Russian Anzacs blog (Russian)

Russian Anzacs blog (English)

Early Lithuanians in Australia


Steve Murphy, 'Lithuanian ANZACs: Research Continues', Lithuanian Papers, vol. 27, 2013, pp. 10-13.

Newspaper articles

Hexham fatality. Evidence at inquest. - Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 7 January 1926, p. 4.