Phillipp Gorbach

Phillip Gorbatch
(Application for seaman's protection certificate, USA, 1917)

Alias Gorbeck; Gorbatch

Russian spelling

Филипп Горбач

Born 23.12.1886

Place Odessa, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Ukrainian

Religion Church of England


Wife Stella

Residence before arrival at Australia Seafaring since his youth

Arrived at Australia
on 28.11.1914

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation Sailor

service number 1759
enlisted 28.01.1915
POE Liverpool, NSW
unit 4th Battalion
rank Private
place Egypt
final fate RTA 14.10.1915
discharged ca 15.03.1916

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject; 1917 applied for naturalisation in the USA

Residence after the war 1918 San Francisco, USA, 1930 New York


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Court martial file (NAA)

USA application for naturalisation

Blog article



Newspaper articles

At Victoria Barracks. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 March 1916, p. 5.

Breaking camp. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 April 1916, p. 9.