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Nicholas Gulevich


Nicholas Gulevich
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 24 April 1915, p. 23

Russian spelling

Николай Гулевич

Born 1.12.1886

Place Odessa, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Russian / Polish

Religion Roman Catholic & Greek Catholic

Arrived at Australia
from Russia
on 1.05.1910
per Yawata Maru
disembarked at Brisbane

Residence before enlistment Brisbane, Cairns and district, Figtree Creek near Cairns

Occupation 1910 fitter; 1914 sugarcane farmer, 1915 fitter, surveyor; 1925 overseer, 1937 labourer

Service
service number 1994
enlisted 6.02.1915
POE Cairns, Qld
unit 25th Battalion, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 4th DAC, 4th Division Signals Company
rank EDP/Corporal, Gunner, EDP Sergeant, A/Bombardier, Bombardier, 2/Corporal
place Western Front, 1917-1918
final fate RTA 6.11.1918
discharged 27.02.1919

Naturalisation 1914

Residence after the war 1920 Brisbane, 1924, 1937 Ayr, Qld

Died 18.01.1944, Qld

Materials

Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry 1 (in fact did not embark on this ship) 2 (AWM)

Group portrait of the 8th Medium Trench Mortar Battery. E01974 (AWM)

Blog article

Russian

English

Newspaper articles

Personal notes. - Telegraph, Brisbane, 6 July 1918, p. 7.

Johnston shire. ... Overseer complemented. - The Northern Herald, Cairns, 8 March 1922, p. 10.

Mr. Nicholas Gulevich. - The Northern Miner, Charters Towers, 16 May 1925, p. 2.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

But suspicions often had tragic outcomes. Nicholas Gulevich, an educated man and a good gunner, was invalided back to Australia in 1918 after suddenly developing traumatic neurasthenia. His medical history has only a brief reference to its possible causes, stating that he was 'well ... until April 1918 -- mistaken for spy -- very nervy'.