Johannes Benjamin Merkulski

Image from Weekly Courier (Launceston),
5.08.1915, p. 19 (courtesy of Kim Phillips)

Born 31.10.1881

Place Vaivara, Narva, Estonia

Ethnic origin Estonian? / German?

Religion Church of England

Mother Zolta (Lolta?) Merkulski


Wife Josephine Merkulski (née Hodgson), married 1922

Arrived at Australia
from Liverpool, England
on 20.06.1903
per Natuna
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Ross, Tasmania

Occupation 1909 general farm and other work; 1915 blacksmith and farrier

service number 4742
enlisted 14.06.1915
POE Claremont, Tas
unit 3rd FAB, 2nd FAB
rank Private, farrier Sergeant
place Western Front, 1916-1919
final fate RTA 15.11.1919
discharged 10.04.1920

Naturalisation 1909

Residence after the war Ross, Tasmania, since the 1920s Melbourne

Died 1962, Melbourne


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Ross World War I Memorial, Tasmania

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