AWM memorial panel 78
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 24 June 1916, p. 24
Андрей Владимирович Толстой
Place Warsaw, Poland
Ethnic origin Russian
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
disembarked at Wollongong, NSW
Residence before enlistment Boolboonda, Ambrose, Qld
Occupation miner and sugar-cane farmer
Service service number 5760
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
Digitised naturalisation (NAA)
Overpayment to Widow of A. Tolstoi (digitised file) (NAA)
Family tree on Ancestry.com
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.