Edward Sendon

Edward Sendon
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 19 August 1916, p. 27

Born 16.10.1885

Place Riga, Latvia

Ethnic origin Latvian, originally Scottish

Religion Church of England

Father Robert John Sendon

Mother Mary Agen


Wife Ruby Annie Violet Sendon (nee Lacey), married 1920 in Queensland; daughter, sons Leonard b.1922 and Erle b.1924, both served WWII

Arrived at Australia
on 02.1903 (jumped ship)

Residence before enlistment Mount Morgan, Qld

Occupation First mate on ship,1915 miner and painter

service number 6352
enlisted 9.11.1915
POE Rockhampton, Qld
unit 15th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1919
final fate RTA 12.05.1919
discharged 13.08.1919

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject; since 1925 in electoral rolls, naturalisation was not found

Residence after the war Mount Morgan, 1925 Wenthworth Terrace, Rockhampton, Qld

Died 30.06.1950, Brisbane


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Alien registration (NAA)

Repatriation Medical case file (NAA)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Edward Sendon, his grandson told me 'was a Latvian, but he was actually a Scotchman before that, like his father was Scotch, and his father owned a shipping company. He went a first mate, jumped ship here in Australia. He could still talk Latvian when he was here.'