Andrew Putre

Born 7.10.1885

Place Libava (Liepaja), Latvia

Ethnic origin Latvian

Religion Lutheran

Father Michael

Mother Anna


Wife Nora Gertruda Putre, sons John and Robert Andrew, b. 1929


Brother John Putre

Residence before arrival at Australia Cleared out of the Russian SS "Livonia" in Philadelphia, USA and came to Australia via Britain as an AB seaman

Arrived at Australia
from Liverpool
on 2.03.1911
per Invercoe
disembarked at Port Adelaide, SA

Residence before enlistment Port Adelaide, SA

Occupation 1915 AB seamen, labourer; 1939 panel worker

Service 1
service number 3869
enlisted 6.08.1915
POE Adelaide
unit 10th Battalion, 1st Pioneer Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1916, 1918
final fate RTA 18.12.1918
discharged 1.04.1919

Service 2
service number S212368
enlisted 1939
unit 4 GB
place Adelaide
discharged 1939

Naturalisation 1915

Residence after the war York, South Australia

Died 20.05.1967, South Australia


Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Putke)

Digitised WWI service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Army payfile (NAA)

WWII service records (NAA)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

The assault on the Hindenburg Outpost-Line of 18 September [1918] was an especially successful one for the Australian troops of the 1st and 4th Divisions, who captured 4300 prisoners. [...] Here, too, John Putre, who had won his Military Medal at Chuignes, was wounded again; this was his third time. His younger brother Andrew, who was with the 1st Pioneer Battalion, had been wounded a few days earlier; his second wound. For them the war was over ...