Frederick Skudrin, a seaman from Riga, came to Australia in October 1915 and enlisted a few weeks later.
Enlisting in the AIF he served in the artillery and machine gun units on the Western Front. During the March 1917 advance he was wounded in the hand, but recovering, continued his service on the Western Front.
While in England he married an English girl, Amy Daisy White, who joined him in Australia; later on they separated. Frederick lived in Port Stephens working as a labourer. During WWII he enlisted in the AIF and served in garrison battalions.