Sendon, Selverstoff, Koraysh, Koslovsky, Skudrin

November 17, 2015

Edward Sendon

  • Edward Sendon was a Latvian from Riga; his family believed that he had some Scottish ancestry. He came to Australia as a seaman in 1903 and by 1915 worked as a miner in Mount Morgan.
  • Enlisting in the AIF he served with the 15th battalion on the Western Front.
  • After the war he married an Australian girl, Annie Ruby Lacey, and lived in Rockhampton working as a miner and painter. His sons Leonard and Erle served in the AIF in WWII fighting in New Britain.

Boris Selverstoff

  • Boris Selverstoff, a Russian from Archangel, came to Australia as a seaman in 1914.
  • He enlisted in the AIF in Adelaide, but was discharged a few months later as medically unfit.
  • After the war he lived in the NSW outback, working as a labourer.

Paul Koraysh

  • Paul Koraysh from Orenburg came to Australia in 1908 from Japan and worked in Newcastle and Sydney as a labourer.
  • He served with the 47th Battalion on the Western Front until he got sick with hernia and was returned to Australia as medically unfit in 1917.
  • After the war he moved to North Queensland, working as a cane cutter and later as a waterside worker in Brisbane.

William Koslovsky

  • William Koslovsky from Kovno (Kaunas) Province in Lithuania came to Australia in 1912 via the Russian Far East. He worked in Queensland on railway construction and as a copper labourer.
  • He enlisted in the AIF in Rockhampton, but was discharged nine months later as medically unfit.
  • He disappears from Australian records after the war.

Frederick Skudrin

  • 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.