Ernest Mikel Dreger, a son of German parents from Riga, worked as a seaman and came to Western Australia in 1910, followed by his brothers and fiancée Sarah Ligum. By the time of his enlistment in the AIF they had two children. His contacts with Latvian radicals in London provoked a lot of interest towards him in Australia.
He served with the 44th Battalion on the Western Front. In January 1918 he was awarded with the Military Medal for his bravery.
After the war he farmed with his family (he had seven children) in Geraldton and Koolanooka. During WWII he enlisted in the AIF and served in the 7th Geraldton Battalion Volunteer Defense Corps.
James Amstead, a Jewish man from Czenstochowa in Poland, came to Australia in 1907 and worked in Sydney and Brisbane as a hairdresser.
Enlisting in the AIF, he was discharged four months later as medically unfit.
After the war he married Bertha Field and continued his occupation of a hairdresser and operated as a bookmaker in Mackay. During WWII he enlisted in the AIF and served for two years in the Australian Defence Canteen Service.
Alex Alexandrov, a Russian seaman and carpenter from Koskolovo in St Petersburg Province, came to Albany in Western Australia in 1913. By the time of his enlistment in the AIF he had visited all the states.
He enlisted in the AIF in Sydney, deserted three months later, and was arrested in Melbourne.