Nickefor Domilovsky

AWM memorial panel 55

Villers-Bretonneux memorial panel

Nickefor Domilovsky (back, right)
(Courtesy of Valerie Tereshchenko)

Russian spelling

Никифор Станиславович Домиловский

Born 1892

Place Kiev, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Ukrainian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Father Stanislaw Domilovsky

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Cairns, Brisbane

Occupation Labourer

service number 1942
enlisted 23.01.1915
POE Cairns (re-attested at Enoggera, Qld 6.04.1915)
unit 9th Battalion
rank Private
place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front, 1916
casualties WIA 1916
final fate KIA 23.07.1916
memorial 26 Villers-Bretonneux, France

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Roll of Honour (AWM)

Estate of late Nickefor Domilovsky (digitised file) (NAA)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Russians who joined the army together, or who met up at training camp, would often embark together. Six Russians from Brisbane, for instance -- the journalists Chirvin and Fedorovich, the engineer Romanovsky, the labourer Domilovsky, the former revolutionary turned cane-cutter Rosalieff, and the butcher Soolcovsky -- all ended up together in the 9th Battalion's 5th reinforcement, departing on the Kyarra on 16 April 1915, along with Korotcoff, a cane-cutter from Port Douglas.

From Falling stars: The story of Anzacs from Ukraine:

Enlisting in the army in Cairns, Nickefor Domilovsky did not forget his family in the village of Stavishche in Ukraine. Together with this photograph, he sent them a block of chocolate with gold hidden inside, which saved his sister Matryona's family during WWI.