Nicholas Evert

Alias Nicholai

Russian spelling

Николай Карлович Эверт

Born 30.09.1888

Place Gdov, St Petersburg, Russia

Ethnic origin Russian / Estonian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Father Carol (Estonian spelling Karel or Karl) Evert (Estonian)

Mother Olga (Russian)

Residence before arrival at Australia USA 6 years, Canada 5 years

Arrived at Australia
from Vancouver, Canada
on 10.1916
per Lawhill
disembarked at Wallaroo, SA

Residence before enlistment Melbourne

Occupation 1916 seaman, 1923 labourer

service number 588
enlisted 14.12.1916
POE Adelaide
unit 9th MG Company, 43rd Battalion, 9th MG Company, 5th MG Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1918-1919
final fate RTA 24.07.1919
discharged 24.11.1919

Naturalisation 1923

Residence after the war Melbourne

Died 29.05.1927 Adelaide, South Australia


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Alien registration 1 2 (NAA)

Repatriation department file (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

A socialist's funeral. - Riverine Grazier, Hay, 31 May 1927, p. 2.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

When mutual acceptance grew, however, mateship was highly valued on both sides, something a number of Russians have attested to. [...] Nicholas Evert, who started his service with the 9th Machine Gun Company, was transferred to an infantry battalion in England. He argued in his appeal to rejoin his original unit, 'I take great interest in Machine Gun work and wish to rejoin my friends'. Speaking about friends he meant Australians -- there were no other Russians in the company at the time.