Alexander Boronow

Alias also known as Brown

Russian spelling

Александр Георгиевич Боронов

Born 1872 (enlistment.); 12.02.1859 (naturalisation)

Place Odessa, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Russian

Religion Roman Catholic

Father George Boronow

Mother Mary Nellie Phillip

Arrived at Australia
from Glasgow
on 24.06.1889
per Fortela
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney, Bundaberg, Cairns, Brisbane, Innisfail

Occupation Cane cutter, labourer

Service (Depot)
service number 5985
enlisted 12.02.1916
POE Townsville, Qld
unit 9th Battalion
rank Private
discharged 1.08.1916 MU

Naturalisation 1925

Residence after the war Townsville, 1925 inmate of Dunwich Benevolent Asylum, Qld

Died 12.11.1925, Dunwich, Qld


Digitised service records (NAA) (Boronow)

Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Bornow)

Boronow [Brown], Alexander - Naturalisation Certificate issued 28 January 1925 (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Northern volunteers. - Townsville Daily Bulletin, 14 February 1916, p. 5.

From Falling stars: The story of Anzacs from Ukraine:

Alexander Boronow from Odessa came to Australia in 1889 after a few months in Scotland. His tattoos suggest that he had experience as a seaman, but after landing in Sydney, he moved to the Bundaberg area in Queensland and found employment as a cane-cutter.