Lavrrenty Rogojnekoff


Russian spelling

Лаврентий Рогожников

Born 1878

Place Morozovskaia volost', Kotelnich, Viatka (Kirov), Russia

Ethnic origin Russian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Family

Wife Mary Rogojnekoff, Kotelnich, Russia

Arrived at Australia
from Far East
on 4.07.1912
per Yawata Maru
disembarked at Brisbane

Residence before enlistment Brisbane

Occupation Labourer

Service
service number 2833A
enlisted 22.07.1915
POE Brisbane
unit 25th Battalion, 9th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916, England 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1916 (twice)
discharged 22.03.1918 in London, MU

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Intended to return from London to Russia

Materials

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Roggenehoff)

Australian Imperial Force Headquarters (London). Medical personnel administration files 1 2 (AWM)

Blog article

Russian

English

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

The front around Armentières was described as a 'nursery sector' since it was supposedly quiet, but many Australians experienced their baptism by fire almost as soon as they arrived. On 20 April [1916 ...] the farmhouse and outbuildings at Rouge de Bout, where 9th Battalion's C Company was billeted, received a direct hit under heavy shelling, which killed and wounded many men. C Company included many Russians: Akim Petroff, who was severely wounded in the knee and hands, was evacuated to England and had his right leg amputated; Nicholas Sholmatoff and Alexander Sank were also severely wounded. All three were repatriated to Australia. Lavrrenty Rogojnekoff was the only one of this group to escape from this shelling with only minor injuries, but a few weeks later at Sailly he sustained more serious wounds. These were the first Russian Anzac casualties on the Western Front.