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Dr John Barkly Bennett (1924 - 1987)

Registered as a Medical Doctor on 1/9/1947 Dr at Adelaide Hospital Emergency Department who received the corpse of the person found at Somerton Beach on 1/12/1948, now known to be Carl Webb AKA Some...

2/18/2015 9/7/2022

Max Edwin Teichmann (1924 - 2008)

TEICHMANN MAX EDWIN : Service Number - V501926 : Date of birth - 20 Aug 1924 : Place of birth - MELB VIC : Place of enlistment - AREA 29A VIC : Next of Kin - TEICHMANN MAX ASIO file 12909978, A611...

8/22/2022 8/29/2022

Bernard Taft (1918 - 2013)

"Saul Beer Tugenhaft"

Famous Australian Political Figure Obituary

4/11/2021 8/29/2022

Laurie, Edward Andrew (Ted) (1912–1989) by Stuart Macintyre This article was published: in the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 18 , 2012 online in 2012 Edward Andrew Hevingham Laurie (1912...

8/29/2022 8/29/2022

Major Rudolf Mons (1914 - 1943)

Mr David Morgan suggests that Rudolf Mons might be the unidenfied corpse found on Somerton Beach Adelaide in 1948 based upon facial matching software. Pictured when he was a Ritterkreuzträger Oberleutn...

6/30/2022 6/30/2022

George Adams (1904 - 1983)

"Georg Anthony Adams-Teltscher"

The hidden micro writing in the Hay banknotes made by George Adams Connection to the Somerton Mystery Upon return from Australia MI6 learnt and employed George Adam's techniques to produce hidden micro...

12/6/2019 10/17/2021

Douglas Henry Bardolph (1893 - 1951)

According to SA Detectives he left flowers on the grave of the Somerton Man. It was not established why or if he was connected to the deceased

7/5/2021 7/5/2021

Margaret Cohen (1920 - 1998)

Childhood best friend of Jessica Ellen Thomson of the Somerton Man mystery according to evidence presented in the documentary Missing Pieces Headstone Description Margaret Cohen - cherished by Dr ...

6/7/2021 6/7/2021

Vera Lucy Langley (1894 - 1978)

Mentioned in the documentary about the Somerton Man mystery called Missing Pieces. The Life Summary of Vera Lucy When Vera Lucy Savige was born on 3 April 1894, in Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia, ...

6/7/2021 6/7/2021

Stuart L. Seborer (1918 - d.)

"Jack Seborer", "Solomon Seborer", "Stuart Smith", "Godfather"

Venona interception code name GODFATHER Some have speculated whether Carl Webb AKA Somerton Man shares a common ancestor with the Seborer's due to remarkable similar physical characteristics between ph...

8/16/2009 5/18/2021

Walter Ashton (1907 - d.)

Some suspect that Walter Ashton was the deceased man found upon Somerton Beach in Adelaide South Australia on 1/12/1948. However his description by NZ Police mentions a scar which isn't noted by the So...

2/27/2012 5/16/2021

Eva Coster (1897 - 1921)

"Josephine Wilson"

Some more deaths associated with the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayy ́amEva Coster 1921 Then it gets decisively weird. Someone using the name Josephine Wilson is found dead in a Melbourne boarding house. Newspa...

5/8/2021 5/8/2021

Caroline Aarons (1921 - 2003)


CAROLINE ARKINSATLL (1921 - 2003) Born on 29 November 1921 and known as Carol, she joined NTL ca 1937 with her older sister Olwyn Arkinstall. Both were in I’d Rather be Left 1941 and Carol was in the c...

8/20/2020 3/18/2021

Eric John Aarons (1919 - 2019)

Eric Aarons (16 March 1919 – 18 January 2019) was a member of the third of four generations of the Aarons family who played leading roles in the Communist Party of Australia (CPA)

8/18/2020 3/18/2021

Laurie Aarons (1917 - 2005)

Aarons, Laurie (1917–2005) by Peter Symon Laurie Aarons, a former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA) died in Sydney on Monday, February 7 after a long illness. He was 87 years ...

8/18/2020 3/18/2021

Ian Frank George Milner (1911 - 1991)

Milner defected to Czechoslovakia in July 1950 where he became an English teacher at Charles University in Prague

4/26/2009 3/18/2021

James Frederick Hill (1918 - 1973)

"Jim Hill", "(Soviet codename Khill / Tourist) "

James Frederick Hill (1918-1973), public servant and Ted’s younger brother, was born on 1 April 1918 at Hamilton and educated at Essendon High School (where his father was principal) and the Universi...

3/17/2021 3/17/2021

John Wear Burton (1915 - 2010)

According to ASIO officers who closely studied the case, Dr John Wear Burton, Jnr, was a Soviet agent whose professional life was dedicated to promoting — and also concealing — his own and others’ role...

3/11/2012 3/17/2021

Allan John Dalziel (1908 - 1969)

codename Denis

3/17/2021 3/17/2021

Gweneth Dorothy Graham (bef.1919 - 1945)

"Dorothy Graham"

See also: Joseph Haim Saul Marshall

7/4/2020 3/9/2021

Dr Tibor Káldor (1904 - 1948)

Born 1904* His mother moved to Austria and remarried resulting in name change 1910 to stepfather's surname.*Claimed to of Completed PhD in Languages Vienna University 1933. Dr title is suspect.*Jewish ...

3/5/2021 3/5/2021

There was much speculation over who's Robin's biological father was due to a theory once proposed by Professor Abbott's that the Somerton Man was visiting Adelaide because he might've thought that he w...

2/9/2021 2/9/2021

MOULDS WILLIAM JESTYN : Service Number - QX6233 : Date of birth - 14 Jul 1909 : Place of birth - OAKEY QLD : Place of enlistment - KELVIN GROVE QLD : Next of Kin - MOULDS YOLANDEMBE Awarded 9th March 1...

2/19/2014 1/5/2021

Jacob Naumovich Golos MP (1889 - 1943)

"Jacob Naumovich Golosenko", "Jakob Golos", "Yakob Golos", "Jake Golos", "Jacob Rasin", "Yakov Naumovich Reizen", "Jacob Raisen", "Яков Рейзен", "Jacob Nathanovich Golos"

Jacob Golos was born into a Jewish family in Dnipropetrovsk, Russia, on 24th April, 1889 The code name Zvuk (Sound) appears in the Venona decryptions as a Soviet source; this has been identified as Jac...

11/22/2020 11/25/2020

Francis Arthur Worth (1900 - 1947)

Found shot dead in the cellar of his pub. The gun was found near his legs. Ex brother in in law of Samuel Aarons who at the time was on the Central Committee of the Australian Communist Party

8/24/2020 10/4/2020

Samuel Aarons (1895 - 1971)


Samuel (Sam) Aarons: Born 21 October 1895, Son of Louis Aarons, boot repairer and Jane nee Hyam. Married Dorian Lilian Thomas, separated in 1924. They had two sons, Laurie and Eric. He later married An...

8/17/2020 10/4/2020

Walter Seddon Clayton (1906 - 1997)


Wally was the son of Thomas Ernest Clayton who migrated from Sheffield to New Zealand where he married Alice Maud Bean and worked as an ironmonger and merchant. Born on 24 March 1906 at Ashburton on th...

10/8/2009 9/28/2020

Pavel Ivanovich Fedosimov (c.1911 - c.1948)

"Paul Fedossimov", "STEPAN"

Missing- presumed dead.Russian spy handler, Fedosimov had a code name STEPAN and that name crops up a number of times in the Venona cables, one string, in particular, discusses the whereabouts of weapo...

8/28/2020 8/28/2020

Missing - presumed deadEstranged father of Caroline Aarons Thomas was born to George and Annie Arkinstall at Inverell where his birth was registered in 1887. At the age of twenty eight he enlisted at ...

4/8/2012 8/22/2020

Stanislaw Kilanski (1923 - 1963)

"Stanisław Kiliański"

Associate of Horace Allen Pile . Alleged to of been a Soviet illegal resident and murdered by the KGB after an abandoned rendezvous on 29/12/1962 @ St Peter's in Adelaide South Australia to pick up a b...

8/11/2020 8/11/2020

Rivka Pile (1926 - 2002)

"Rivka Podem"

Rivka Pile was an Australian actress, known for Division 4 (1969) TV Series. She played a policewoman (pictured) Rivka Pile was born in Carlton, Melbourne in 1926. She was a member of the Eureka Youth...

7/8/2020 8/6/2020

Alfred Boxall (1906 - 1995)


Alf was nominated by a Jessica Ellen Thomson (nee Harkness) as the person that she gave a copy of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám to, after South Australian Police were handed a copy of the same book with...

7/28/2020 7/28/2020

Keith Waldamar Mangnoson (1914 - 1991)

He asserted that the unidentified man found dead on Somerton Beach on 1/12/1948 was a Carl Thomsen, whom he worked with in Renmark over ten years earlier. Carl Thomson was years later identified as Cha...

7/15/2020 7/15/2020

Thomas Ambrose Keane (1910 - 1970)

Some have speculated that his personal items were found in a suitcase in Adelaide thought to of been put in a locker at the train station by an unidentified man found dead on a beach at Somerton on 1/1...

7/14/2020 7/14/2020

Horace Allen Pile (1923 - 1971)


Prominent member of the Communist Party of Australia. Suspected of spying whilst visiting Woomera as a salesman for an electronics supplier. Has an extensive ASIO file in

7/8/2020 7/8/2020

Michael Michael Goreloff (c.1895 - 1948)

Found dead in mysterious circumstances. Widow told the coroner that she believes he was murdered by communists

7/7/2020 7/7/2020

Joseph Haim Saul Marshall (1910 - 1945)

"George Marshall", "Yosef Chaim Saul Ben Yisroel"

Found deceased with a book called the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám open upon his chest. See also: Gweneth Dorothy Graham

7/4/2020 7/6/2020

Wolfgang Wagner (1904 - d.)

Wolfgang WAGNER - Nationality: Czechoslovakian - Arrived Sydney per ORONSAY on 23 May 1939 with, Wife and 2 daughters. Family members already in Australia: Hellmut Horace Hendon (cousin)

7/4/2020 7/6/2020

Hellmut Horace Hendon (1909 - 1982)

"Heinz Helmuth Hönig"

Hellmut Horace Hendon: German - arrived Adelaide per OTRANTO, 16 Mar 1937 as a Jewish Refugee from Nazi Germany under his birth name, Heinz Helmuth Hönig Changed his name by Deed Poll on 16/11/1937 HEN...

10/22/2017 7/4/2020

Bayard LeRoy King (1922 - 2008)

US Military intelligence officer in Australia during 1940's. Believed to of been sent to Adelaide to liase with South Australian Police to determine if the unknown man found deceased at Somerton Beach ...

12/18/2014 7/1/2020

Once owned a house and doctor's surgery on Mosely St Somerton Park near where a body of a man was found upon Somerton Beach on the morning of 1/12/1948 known as the Somerton Man mystery. Some have spec...

1/16/2020 6/22/2020

Carl Webb AKA Somerton Man MP (1905 - 1948)

"Somerton Man"

found deceased at Somerton Beach on the morning of 1/12/1948. A book called the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám links the man to the residence of the nurse via a phone number written in the book in which a...

4/12/2020 5/22/2020

December 1947: Annouces engagement to James Montgomery Gilchrist junior, US Military Attache to US Embassy in Canberra (actually CIA station chief in Australia) October 1948 :Visited her Aunt, Dr Lica...

1/16/2020 2/28/2020

United States Military Attache to the US Embassy in Australia when a body of a man was found upon Somerton Beach in Adelaide, South Australia on the morning of 1/12/1948, known as the Somerton Man myst...

1/17/2020 2/28/2020

19xx-1939 : Heath Grammar School* 1939-19xx : Christ's College, Cambridge - honours in Classics and Philosophy* 1943 oct 29 : staff officer of the Intelligence Corps - serving for the invasion of N.W. ...

1/16/2020 2/25/2020

Charles Mikkelsen (1902 - 1940)

Reference: MyHeritage Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jun 26 2019, 10:57:24 UTC Charles used his step father's surname of Mikkelsen in official documents, such as his Norwegian Passport and application for Aus...

7/13/2014 2/18/2020

Robin McMahon Thomson (c.1947 - 2009)

Robin was believed by some, to be the child of Carl Webb AKA Somerton Man an unknown man found deceased upon Somerton Beach in Adelaide on the 1st December 1948. However Robin's Biological Father is mo...

2/8/2020 2/13/2020

Prosper McTaggart Thomson (1912 - 1995)

"Prosper MacTaggart 'George' Thomson", "Prosper McTaggart Thomson"

Owned the phone number found written in the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám from which the Taman Shud paper is alleged to be from that was found in the trouser pocket of the unknown corpse known as Somerton Man

3/2/2013 2/9/2020

Jessica Ellen Thomson (1921 - 2007)

"Jessie Ellen Harkness"

Was living at the residence to which a phone number was wriiten in a book called Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám which is alleged to be the copy that the words Taman Shud was torn from and found in the pocket...

2/8/2020 2/9/2020