George Diaconescu

Alias Served as George Dekoseko; surname was also spelt as Dekosesko, Diaconoeyesco, Diacunescu, Diakonesoff
Born 29.10.1874
Place Roman (Rouman), Romania
Ethnic origin Romanian / Russian
Religion Greek Church
Father George (Eonei) Diaconescu
Mother Patrisa Balanara

Wife Hannah Diaconescu (nee Farrell), b. Cork, Ireland, 1873, married 1923

Residence before arrival at Australia 3 years in Romanian Army, 5 years in Manchuria
Arrived at Australia from Manchuria
on 29.04.1914
per Eastern
disembarked at Brisbane
Residence before enlistment Brisbane
Occupation Barber
Naturalisation 1931
Residence after the war Brisbane, Cooroy, Charleville, Kilcoy, Mackay in Qld
Died 7.03.1937, Qld

Service #1

Service number 475
Enlisted 6.07.1915
Place of enlistment Brisbane
Unit 31st Battalion
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1916
Casualties WIA 1916
Final fate RTA 1.11.1917
Discharged 7.02.1918


Blog article




Wildman, Owen, Queenslanders who fought in the Great War, [1919], p. 267

Newspaper articles

L. Berk et al., 'Protest by Russian Soldiers'. - Daily Mail, Brisbane, 5 September 1918, p. 8.

Pomona. ... Attempted suicide. - Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser, 16 October 1925, p. 4.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

George Diaconescu served in the Romanian army (although a member of the Brisbane Russian community and enlisting in the AIF as a Russian subject, he was originally from Romania).