Cemon Afendikoff

Alias first name: Cim, Cimon, Simon, Semon, Sam, Samuel; surname Affendikoff, Affendakoff
Russian spelling Семен Николаевич Афендиков
Born 15.05.1888 or 1889
Place Odessa, Ukraine
Ethnic origin Russian / Greek
Religion Russian Orthodox
Father Nicholas Afendikoff
Mother Vella (?)
Arrived at Australia on 09.1915
Residence before enlistment Sydney
Occupation Seaman, labourer
Naturalisation Was not naturalised
Residence after the war 1919 Sydney, 1920 Nimitabell, 1921 Sydney, Newcastle, 1935 Gordonvale, Qld
Died 19.12.1939, Gordonvale, Qld
Cemetery Gordonvale Cemetery, Gordonvale, Queensland, Australia

Service #1

Service number 6032
Enlisted 1.03.1916
Place of enlistment Sydney
Unit 20th Battalion
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1917-1919
Casualties WIA 1917 (twice), 1918 (gassed)
Final fate RTA 19.06.1919
Discharged 3.10.1919


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From Falling stars: The story of Anzacs from Ukraine:

[Another] person with non-Slavic ethnic heritage among our Anzacs was Cemon (Simon) Afendikoff, born in Odessa. He had a Greek-derived surname, but, like Ukrainian Germans, the Afendikovs could have been assimilated into the surrounding Slavic culture for generations.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

We find Simon Afendikoff, three times wounded at the Western Front, applying in 1935 for a copy of his discharge because of the 'wear and tear of constantly carrying it on my person in all weather'.