Alexander Gedwillo

AWM memorial panel 182

Alias Gedwello (Roll of Honour)

Russian spelling

Александр Гедвилло

Born 1884

Place Riga, Latvia

Ethnic origin Lithianian? / Polish?

Religion Roman Catholic

Mother Antonia Gedwillo

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation Carpenter

service number 6717
enlisted 26.04.1915
POE Liverpool, NSW
unit 1st Battalion; 8th Australian Field Ambulance
rank Private, Corporal cook
place Egypt, Western Front 1916
final fate KIA 22.12.1916
cemetery 374 Guards' Cemetery Lesboeufs, France

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Gedwello)

Roll of Honour (AWM) (Gedwello)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

More than 20 Russians were in medical units, mainly in the field ambulances; often right at the forefront of the fighting, they suffered casualties, too. Alexander Gedwillo (8th Field Ambulance), from Riga, was killed at the Somme [...]