Tehon Yannin


AWM memorial panel 58

Tehon Yannin
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 22 January 1916, p. 22

Alias Lehon

Russian spelling

Тихон Янин

Born 1886

Place Samara, Russia

Ethnic origin Russian

Religion Church of England

Contacts

Enlisted together Malisheff, Akim Petroff, Sholmatoff, Tarasenkoff, Tuagarin, and Yannin

Residence before arrival at Australia Served in the Russian Army for 3 years

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Rockhampton, Qld

Occupation Miner

Service
service number 2918A
enlisted 14.08.1915
POE Rockhampton, Qld
unit 25th Battalion, 9th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916
final fate KIA 22.08.1916
memorial 26 Villers-Bretonneux, France

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Materials

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Roll of Honour (AWM)

Blog article

Russian

English

Newspaper articles

Central District volunteers. - Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton, 18 August 1915, p. 8

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

[...] with the group of six Russians from the 9th Battalion who enlisted together at Rockhampton on 14 August 1915, all were listed as casualties by the end of 1916. Akim Petroff from Novozybkov and Nicholas Sholmatoff from Moscow were severely wounded at Armentières just a few days after their arrival at the front; they were invalided to Australia. George Malisheff from Podolia suffered shell-shock at Pozières; he recovered but was killed in 1918. At Mouquet Farm Tehon (Tikhon) Yannin from Samara was killed on the same day that Alexander Tarasenkoff from Orel was wounded; Tarasenkoff recovered eventually, rejoining his unit a year later. Finally, John Tuagarin, also from Orel, had to defend his Russian honour when he was court-martialled in October [...]; he was killed in action in December 1916.