George Didenko

Russian spelling

Георгий Диденко

Born 25.12.1884

Place Akkerman, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Ukrainian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Mother Erena Didenko

Arrived at Australia
on 1911
disembarked at South Australia

Residence before enlistment Willunga, SA; Adelaide

Occupation Labourer, fireman

Service 1 (Depot)
enlisted 22.05.1916
POE Adelaide
rank Private
discharged 3.06.1916 MU

Service 2
service number 3577
enlisted 30.11.1916
POE Adelaide
unit 5th Pioneer Battalion
rank Private
place England, 1917-1918
final fate RTA 12.05.1918
discharged 22.07.1918 MU

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war 1918-1920 Adelaide


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

3577 Pte Didenko - Re memo from Russian Embassy concerning his ill-treatment (AWM)

Army pay file (NAA)

Blog article



From Falling stars: The story of Anzacs from Ukraine:

George Didenko, when applying for his consular letter, could not afford the photograph which the consul demanded he attach to his certificate; moreover, Didenko had broken his right wrist a few months earlier and could not afford treatment, so was in constant pain. He was discharged from the army because of this, but re-enlisted five months later and reached England, where, a year and a half after the incident, it was established that the fracture had not set.