Stanley Zygas

Stanley Zygas
Courtesy of Roger Freeman, Hurcombe's Hungry Half Hundred: a memorial history of the 50th Battalion A.I.F. 1916-1919. Supplementary edition, Norwood, 1991

Born 14.04.1886

Place Survilishkis (Surviliškis), Kaunas, Lithuania

Ethnic origin Lithuanian

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Victor Zygas


Wife Kathleen Zygas (née Green), married 1919 in England; Children Stanley John, d. 1920; Victor Stanley, b. 1922; Betty Kathleen, (1924-1928)

Residence before arrival at Australia Left Lithuania in 1907, travelled to Germany overland, then to Buenos Aires, then to England and Australia on vessels

Arrived at Australia
from England
on 12.1911
per Warrener
disembarked at Port Adelaide, SA

Residence before enlistment Tasmania, Port Adelaide, Waikerie, SA

Occupation 1915 sailor, works as agricultural labourer, general handy man, 1917 fitter and turner; 1939 mechanic

service number 5103
enlisted 28.09.1917
POE Adelaide
unit 32nd Battalion, 50th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1918-1919
final fate RTA 20.12.1919
discharged 5.03.1920

Naturalisation 1915

Residence after the war 1939 Edwardstown, 1969 Rostrenor, SA

Died 14.08.1975 [information from Roger Freeman]


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Army payfile (NAA)

Personal case file 1 2 3(NAA)


The Baltic peoples in Australia: Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians / B. & A. Birskys, A. Putniņs and I. Salasoo, Melbourne : AE Press, 1986, p.12

Blog articles

Russian Anzacs blog (Russian)

Russian Anzacs blog (English)

Early Lithuanians in Australia

Newspaper articles

Child burned. Tragedy at Burbank. - News, Adelaide, 16 July 1928, p. 1.

£200 damage in Burbank fire. - Advertiser, Adelaide, 13 December 1948, p. 3.