Zundolovich, Skalberg, Timofejeff, Tamminen

January 2, 2017

Paul Ephriam Zundolovich

  • Paul Ephriam Zundolovich was born in a Jewish family in Telshai district in Lithuania, was baptised, and studied in Rome to become a Roman Catholic priest. He came to Australia in 1892 and worked in outback NSW.
  • Enlisting in the AIF, he accompanied Australian troops to England as a chaplain.
  • After the war he continued his work in outback NSW.

John Skalberg

  • John Skalberg, a Latvian from Wolmar (Valmiera), who also claimed to be born in St Petersburg, graduated from high school in Russia. By the time of his enlistment in the AIF he was living in Melbourne, working as a labourer.
  • He served with the Machine Gun Companies on the Western Front. In May 1918 he was wounded at Camiers and, after months in hospitals and in the Depot, returned to Australia.
  • After the war he settled in Melbourne, where he was working as a salesman. In 1929 he married an Australian girl, Helen McFadyen. During WWII he enlisted in the AIF and served as a clerk in the Account section.

Alexander Timofejeff

  • Alexander Timofejeff, a Russian from Petrograd, enlisted in the AIF in Sydney.
  • He was allocated to the 13th Battalion, but discharged in March 1917.
  • After the war he disappears from the records.

Frans Victor Tamminen

  • Frans Victor Tamminen, a Finnish carpenter, probably came to Australia as a seaman.
  • Enlisting in the AIF in Melbourne, he served with the 4th Australian Light Horse regiment in Egypt. He was wounded in May 1918, but continued his service.
  • He died soon after returning from the war in 1920.