Edward Sendon

Born 16.10.1885
Place Riga, Latvia
Ethnic origin Latvian, originally Scottish
Religion Church of England
Father Robert John Sendon
Mother Mary Agen

Wife Ruby Annie Violet Sendon (nee Lacey), married 1920 in Queensland; daughter, sons Leonard b.1922 and Erle b.1924, both served WWII

Arrived at Australia on 02.1903 (jumped ship)
Residence before enlistment Mount Morgan, Qld
Occupation First mate on ship,1915 miner and painter
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject; since 1925 in electoral rolls, naturalisation was not found
Residence after the war Mount Morgan, 1925 Wenthworth Terrace, Rockhampton, Qld
Died 30.06.1950, Brisbane

Service #1

Service number 6352
Enlisted 9.11.1915
Place of enlistment Rockhampton, Qld
Unit 15th Battalion
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1916-1919
Final fate RTA 12.05.1919
Discharged 13.08.1919


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From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Edward Sendon, his grandson told me 'was a Latvian, but he was actually a Scotchman before that, like his father was Scotch, and his father owned a shipping company. He went a first mate, jumped ship here in Australia. He could still talk Latvian when he was here.'