Andrew Egoroff


AWM memorial panel 181

Russian spelling

Андрей Егоров

Born 2.04.1888

Place Saratov, Russia

Ethnic origin Russian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Mother Vasilisa Stepanovna Egorova

Residence before arrival at Australia Apprenticed as engine driver, served 3 years as engine driver first class in the Russian Navy

Arrived at Australia
from Russia
on 4.02.1913
per Otway
disembarked at Fremantle, WA

Residence before enlistment North Dandalup, WA

Occupation Bush timber worker

Service
service number 2808
enlisted 5.07.1915
POE Blackboy Hill, WA
unit 11th Battalion, 51st Battalion, 4th Field Bakery Army Service Corps
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1918
final fate Suicided 30.05.1918
cemetery 146 St Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen, France

Naturalisation 1915

Materials

Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised Roll of Honour circular (AWM)

Blog article

Russian

English

From Pamela Etcell, The Egoroff mystery. - Journal of the AWM, no.39, 2003

The mystery of Andrew Egoroff's death cannot be solved satisfactorily with a definitive solution provided. Dr Margolius would not be drawn into speculating who might have pulled the trigger that sent the bullet crashing into Andrew Egoroff's chest. After eighty-five years, the trail might be too cold to allow further investigation. At the very least, I believe the death was under-investigated and was not caused by suicide. It may have been murder, manslaughter or self-defence. I also believe that the Court of Enquiry determined its finding in a way that would close the affair as quickly as possible, with as little disruption, and culpability assigned, to the French citizens involved.