Vlas Kozakovshonok

AWM memorial panel 41

Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli
Image courtesy of Kim Phillips

Alias Blas Kosakovshink, Kosakowschenek, Kasakawschink

Russian spelling

Влас Алексеевич Козаковшонок

Born 1894

Place Riga, Latvia

Ethnic origin Russian

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Alexei Kozakovshonok

Mother Vera Kozakovshonok

Arrived at Australia
from London (as trimmer)
on 29.06.1914
per Star of England
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation Seaman

service number 2186
enlisted 3.02.1915
POE Liverpool, NSW
unit 4th Battalion
rank Private
place Gallipoli, 1915
final fate KIA 6/9.08.1915
memorial 6 Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject


Digitised service records (NAA) (Kasakawschink, Blas)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Kosakovshink, Blas)

Roll of Honour (AWM) (Kosakowschenek, Blas)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

We should all remember that, even in those distant years, not only men with names like Smith and Johnson made up the Anzacs; among their number there was also Abas Bhawoodeen Ghansar from India, Ernest Licey, an Aboriginal man from Ulladulla, Vlas Kozakovshonok from Russia and Vido Thomas Svekloha from Montenegro.

Russians who joined the army together, or who met up at training camp, would often embark together. [...] The Karoola, which left Brisbane on 12 June 1915, carried eight Russians mostly from northern Queensland: Glowacki, Roomianzoff, Sekachoff, Karelin (6/9th Battalion), and Lopaten, Grehoff, Smagin and Volkoff (6/15th Battalion). In Sydney they were joined by three of their countrymen -- Kozakoff, Harbert and Kozakovshonok.