John Skalberg

John Skalberg
NAA, B884 (WWII service records)

Born 1895 (WWI), 3.01.1898 (WWII)

Place St Petersburg, Russia (WWI) or Wolmar (Valmiera), Latvia (WWII)

Ethnic origin Russian / Latvian?

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Joseph Skalberg


Wife Helen Margaret Skalberg (McFadyen), married 1928; son Ivan John Skalberg

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Port Melbourne, Vic.

Occupation 1916 labourer, 1941 salesman

Service 1
service number 518A
enlisted 5.12.1916
POE Melbourne
unit 10th MG Company, 13th MG Company, 4th MG Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1917-1918
casualties WIA 1918
final fate RTA 5.04.1919
discharged 7.11.1919

Service 2 (WWII)
service number V16959
enlisted 2.07.1941
POE Melbourne
unit Army pay corps
discharged 17.12.1945

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Melbourne

Died 15.08.1974, Victoria


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Court martial records 1 2 (NAA)

Personal case file 1 2 3(NAA)

Digitised wife's alien registration (NAA)

Digitised WWII service records (NAA)

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Newspaper articles

Oil in Gippsland. Bendigo doctor's investment. Charge against Russian fails. - The Argus, 21 October 1932, page 5