Stanley Zygas

Born 14.04.1886
Place Survilishkis (Surviliškis), Kaunas, Lithuania
Ethnic origin Lithuanian
Religion Roman Catholic
Father Victor Zygas

Wife Kathleen Zygas (née Green), married 1919 in England; Children Stanley John, d. 1920; Victor Stanley, b. 1922; Betty Kathleen, (1924-1928)

Residence before arrival at Australia Left Lithuania in 1907, travelled to Germany overland, then to Buenos Aires, then to England and Australia on vessels
Arrived at Australia from England
on 12.1911
per Warrener
disembarked at Port Adelaide, SA
Residence before enlistment Tasmania, Port Adelaide, Waikerie, SA
Occupation 1915 sailor, works as agricultural labourer, general handy man, 1917 fitter and turner; 1939 mechanic
Naturalisation 1915
Residence after the war 1939 Edwardstown, 1969 Rostrenor, SA
Died 14.08.1975 [information from Roger Freeman]

Service #1

Service number 5103
Enlisted 28.09.1917
Place of enlistment Adelaide
Unit 32nd Battalion, 50th Battalion
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1918-1919
Final fate RTA 20.12.1919
Discharged 5.03.1920



The Baltic peoples in Australia: Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians / B. & A. Birskys, A. Putniņs and I. Salasoo, Melbourne : AE Press, 1986, p.12

Blog articles

Russian Anzacs blog (Russian)

Russian Anzacs blog (English)

Early Lithuanians in Australia

Newspaper articles

Child burned. Tragedy at Burbank. - News, Adelaide, 16 July 1928, p. 1.

£200 damage in Burbank fire. - Advertiser, Adelaide, 13 December 1948, p. 3.