Frank Dynowski

Frank Dynowski

Franciszek Dynowski grave in Tasmania
Cornelian Bay Cemetery

Alias Frank Edward, Franciszek

Russian spelling

Франк (Франтишек) Дыновский

Born 19.05.1894

Place Kiev, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Polish

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Josef Dynowsky, president of Barristers' committee

Mother Maria Tyszkiewich


Wife Mary Dynowski (née Hue), married 1918 in France; wife Lissi-Henriette Dynowski (née Lohrmann), married 1948

Residence before arrival at Australia Served in Russian field artillery

Arrived at Australia
from Antwerp, Germany
on 27.04.1914
per Gneisenau
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Bugaldie via Coonabarabran, NSW

Occupation 1916 labourer, 1950 engineer, 1952 waiter

service number 1694
enlisted 22.01.1916
POE Gulgong NSW
unit 45th Battalion
rank Private, Corporal, Acting Sergeant
place Western Front, 1916-1919
discharged 27.07.1919 in London

Naturalisation 1952

Residence after the war in 1919 intended to live in Havre; Poland 1919-1944, took part in Warsaw insurrection in 1944; Germany in 1944-1950 (served in Polish forces); arrived at Australia on 26.09.1950, lived in Hobart

Died 12.04.1970, Hobart, Tasmania


Naturalisation (NAA)

Letter regarding certificate of naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised incoming passenger card (NAA)

Migrant selection documents (NAA)


Participation in Warsaw Insurrection

Blog article



Newspaper articles

First A.I.F. Man Returns as Migrant. - Age, 26 September 1950, p. 2.

From Falling stars: The story of Anzacs from Ukraine:

Meanwhile in war-torn Europe, Ukraine, and Russia, the story of our Anzacs continued. One of them was Frank Dynowski, who came from a cultured Polish family in Kyiv and worked in outback New South Wales as an agricultural labourer. He married while serving in the AIF and stayed in France. Later he moved to Poland and, according to the Age, during the Second World War joined the Polish army with the rank of major, 'was taken prisoner by the Russians, escaped, and then helped organise the Polish underground movement'. He took part in the 1944 Warsaw Rising, in which 'all my effects as well as the army documents were destroyed', he wrote when applying for replacements. Captured by the Germans, he was kept as a prisoner of war in a camp in Lubeck and after the war served in the Polish forces in Germany. In 1950 he returned to Australia in the wave of displaced persons. By that time he had trained as an engineer, but on settling in Hobart he had to turn again to waiting tables.