Alias Rogashaw, Rogoshow; 1913-1914 Albert Johnston; after the war: Robert King
Ефим Филиппович Рогашов
Place Baevka, Simbirsk (Ulianovsk), Russia
Ethnic origin Russian
Religion Russian Orthodox
Father Phillip Rogashoff
Wife Clara May Rogashoff/King (nee Apps, b. 1898 Sydney), children Phillip b. 1929, George b. 1929, John b. 1930, Alexandra b. 1933, Mary b. 1935, Iris b. 1937, Dorris b. 1938
Residence before arrival at Australia Served in the Russian Cavalry on the Afghan border, in 1910-1911 was in Afghanistan and India
Arrived at Australia
from Calcutta, India or Singapore
disembarked at Fremantle, WA
Residence before enlistment Perth, Brookton, Collie, Hoffman, North Dandalup, Argyle, Jarrahwood, WA
Occupation carpenter by trade, 1914 millhand, 1916 carpenter, 1941 boot maker
Service 1 (Depot)
service number 1092
POE Kalgoorlie, WA
discharged 20.03.1916 being convicted by civil power
Service 2 service number N387064
POE Willoughby, NSW
unit 7 GB
Naturalisation 1914, 1941
Residence after the war 1916 convicted of manslaughter, 1920 released, 1927 Grafton, 1930 Sydney, 1941 Lakemba, NSW
Died About 1969, Sydney
Digitised service records WWI (NAA) (Rogoshow)
Service records WWII (NAA) (Robert King)
Naturalisation certificate (NAA) (Rogashoff)
Family Tree on Ancestry.com
Kalgoorlie recruiting. - Kalgoorlie Miner, 7 December 1915, p. 5.
Charge of murder. Soldier arrested. - The Argus (Melbourne), 20 January 1916, p. 8.
An alleged murder. Charge against a Russian. - The Mercury (Hobart), 21 January 1916, p. 4.
Stabbed to death. Russian convicted of manslaughter. - The Mercury (Hobart), 21 March 1916, p. 4.
Manslaughter of a seaman. Russian sentenced. - The Mercury (Hobart), 24 March 1916, p. 4.
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
The military authorities in Kalgoorlie were especially vigilant when enlisting Effim Rogoshow. To prove his Russianness, he provided a unique document: it was a note written in old-fashioned Russian by a half-literate countryman from Kalgoorlie and stated that Rogoshow is 'A true Russian man'. It obviously satisfied the officials and they duly attached the 'proof' to Rogoshow's file.