Ivan P. Rossoggsky


AWM memorial panel 124

Alias Rossovsky

Russian spelling

Иван П. Россовский

Born 1894

Place Odessa, Ukraine [Vyndery (Bendery?), Moldova?]

Ethnic origin Ukrainian

Religion Roman Catholic

Arrived at Australia
on Ca 1913

Residence before enlistment Glenrock station, Moonan Flat via Scone, NSW

Occupation Seaman, labourer

Service
service number 1676
enlisted 9.02.1916
POE West Maitland, NSW
unit 34th Battalion
rank Corporal, Lance Sergeant
place Western Front, 1916-1917
casualties WIA 1917
final fate KIA 12.07.1917
memorial 29 The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Materials

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised Roll of Honour circular (AWM)

Blog article

Russian

English

Newspaper articles

War notes. Sconeites arrive safely in Egypt. - The Scone Advocate, 13 June 1916, p. 3.

War notes. Roll of Honour. Sergt. Ivan P. Rossoggsky. - The Scone Advocate, 10 August 1917, p. 7.

From Harry Willey, Scone's Fallen ANZACs, Scone, 2005, p. 153:

Born in Odessa, Russia, Ivan P Rossoggsky was the son of Mrs P. A. Rossoggsky of Benderi, Roumania. He was employed for two years by John Simpson of 'Fair View' Moonan Flat working on 'Glen Rock'. Ivan enlisted, expressing his wish to "Fight for his new King and Country". Known to his mates as Pedro, Ivan, a single man, was 21 years and 7 month of age when taken into A Company of the 34lh Battalion at West Maitland on Australia Day 1916. The 34th was known as "Maitland's Own Battalion". Ivan was 5 foot 6 inches (165cm) tall and his religious denomination was Roman Catholic. [...]

Having no known grave his name is recorded on The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, at Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Where the Last Post is still played nightly. Despite considerable effort, the Army were unable to contact his Mother to notify her of Ivan's death and send her his service medals; the British War Medal #38514 and the Allied Victory Medal # 38201. Ivan's name also appears on; WW1 Roll of Honour in the Moonan Flat Union Church. Memorial Panel 124. The Australian War Memorial. Canberra. Memorial outside the Scone War Memorial Swimming Pool. Roll of Honour at the Scott Memorial Hospital, Scone & the Moonan Flat Soldiers Memorial Hall. Honour Roll at the Scone RSL Club.