Andre Tolstoi

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Andre Tolstoi
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 24 June 1916, p. 24

Russian spelling

Андрей Владимирович Толстой

Born 21.06.1873

Place Warsaw, Poland

Ethnic origin Russian

Religion none

Father William Tolstoi

Mother Hiline Tolstoi


Wife Agnes Madeline Rosina Tolstoi (née Tucker), married 1905; daughter Agnes, b. 1907, lived at Rockhampton

Residence before arrival at Australia Was well educated in France, served in the French Army

Arrived at Australia
from Spain
on 12.03.1900
per Windsor
disembarked at Wollongong, NSW

Residence before enlistment Boolboonda, Ambrose, Qld

Occupation miner and sugar-cane farmer

service number 5760
enlisted 29.01.1916
POE Enoggera, Qld
unit 15th Battalion
rank Private, Acting Corporal
place Western Front, 1916-1917
final fate KIA 11.04.1917
memorial 26 Villers-Bretonneux, France

Naturalisation 1912


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised Red Cross wounded and missing file (AWM)

Digitised Roll of Honour circular (AWM)

Overpayment to Widow of A. Tolstoi (digitised file) (NAA)

Repatriation Medical case file (NAA)

Family tree on

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Newspaper articles

Boolboonda gold field. - The Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser, 28 September 1909, p. 2.

Boolboonda. Development of the field. - The Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser, 1 December 1909, p. 4.

Boolboonda gold field. - The Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser, 25 January 1911, p. 4.

A Mt. Perry mining matter. - The Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser, 10 April 1911, p. 2.

Andre Tolstoi. Aux armes! - Daily Standard, Brisbane, 15 December 1915, p. 4.

Andre Tolstoi. Aux armes. To the editor. - Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton, 15 December 1915, p. 7.

Local and general news. - Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton, 6 October 1917, p. 6.

Personal notes. - The Brisbane Courier, 8 October 1917, p. 7.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Andre Tolstoi, born in Warsaw but brought up in France, had served in the French army before enlisting in the AIF. After he was reported missing in action at Bullecourt, his comrades stated at the court of enquiry that his body bore the scars of several wounds received in other wars. [...] His wife Agnes for a long time refused to believe that he was dead, hoping that he had been taken prisoner -- but he never returned.