Andrew Jabinsky

Andrew Jabinsky
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 3 July 1915, p. 23

Page from Andrew Jabinsky's passport

Alias Jabensky, Jabinski

Russian spelling

Андрей Иванович Жабинский

Born 29.06.1887

Place Borisov, Minsk, Belarus

Ethnic origin Belarusian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Father John Jabinsky


Wife Rima Jabinsky and daughter stayed in Russia; wife Marion by 1925; wife Alice Jabinski (née Chapman), married 1929, daughter Claudia Margaret, b. 1929

Residence before arrival at Australia Served in the Siberian Engineers for 3 years

Arrived at Australia
from Far East, Moji
on 10.07.1913
per St Albans
disembarked at Brisbane

Residence before enlistment Queensland, Rockhampton

Occupation 1915 engineer, 1925 fitter; 1939 engine fitter

service number 95
enlisted 1.04.1915
POE Rockhampton, Qld
unit 26th Battalion, 7th Brigade MG Company
rank Private
place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front, 1916
casualties WIA 1916
final fate RTA early 1919
discharged 10.04.1917 MU in London

Naturalisation 1940

Residence after the war 1919 Rockhampton, Mount Morgan, 1921 Babinda, Mount Morgan, 1925 Babinda, 1928 Newcastle, Broadmedow

Died 16.01.1951, Concord, Sydney


Naturalisation (NAA) (Jabinski)

Naturalisation certificate (NAA) (Jabinsky)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Application for assistance (NAA)

Alien registration (WA) (NAA)

Alien registration (NSW) 1 2

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Card

UK, Silver War Badge Record


Елена Говор, Белорусские Анзаки, Białoruskie Zeszyty Historyczne, 2013, no. 40, c. 53-108.

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From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Often it was marriage that put an end to their nomadic life-styles [after the war]. Andrew Jabinsky, a former engineer, had been discharged in London with 'abdominal malignant disease' and returned to Australia in 1919 after a brief spell as a munitions worker there; the next two years he spent moving around between Rockhampton, Mount Morgan and Babinda, probably cane-cutting. In 1928 he moved from Queensland to Newcastle, New South Wales, where he married an Australian woman, had a child and started working at BHP as an engine-fitter. He applied for naturalisation in 1939 but by then, as his unsteady handwriting suggests, he was very sick. Thanks to his family's care, however, he had several more years of peaceful life, and died in 1951.