George Diaconescu

George Diaconescu
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 9 October 1915, p. 22

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

service number 475
enlisted 6.07.1915
POE Brisbane
unit 31st Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916
casualties WIA 1916
final fate RTA 1.11.1917
discharged 7.02.1918

Naturalisation 1931

Residence after the war Brisbane, Cooroy, Charleville, Kilcoy, Mackay in Qld

Died 7.03.1937, Qld


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA) (Dekoseko)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Diaconocyesco)

Repatriation Medical case file (NAA)

Alien registration (NAA)

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).