George Malisheff

Alias in 1916 stated that his correct name is Checkman, Petr Fedorovich
Russian spelling Георгий Малышев; Петр Федорович Чекман
Born 1884
Place Odessa or Yampolsky uezd, Podolia, Ukraine
Ethnic origin Ukrainian/Russian
Religion Church of England

Enlisted together Malisheff, Akim Petroff, Sholmatoff, Tarasenkoff, Tuagarin, and Yannin

Residence before arrival at Australia Served 5 years in the Russian Army
Arrived at Australia on About 1911
Residence before enlistment 1911 Evergreen Cooyar railway, Brisbane, 1915 Mount Morgan, Qld
Occupation Miner
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Service #1

Service number 2761A
Enlisted 14.08.1915
Place of enlistment Rockhampton, Qld
Unit 25th Battalion, 9th Battalion
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1916-1918
Casualties WIA (shell shock) 1916
Final fate KIA 17.04.1918
Cemetery 28 Borre British Cemetery, France


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Newspaper articles

Central District volunteers. - Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton, 18 August 1915, p. 8

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

[...] with the group of six Russians from the 9th Battalion who enlisted together at Rockhampton on 14 August 1915, all were listed as casualties by the end of 1916. Akim Petroff from Novozybkov and Nicholas Sholmatoff from Moscow were severely wounded at Armentières just a few days after their arrival at the front; they were invalided to Australia. George Malisheff from Podolia suffered shell-shock at Pozières; he recovered but was killed in 1918. At Mouquet Farm Tehon (Tikhon) Yannin from Samara was killed on the same day that Alexander Tarasenkoff from Orel was wounded; Tarasenkoff recovered eventually, rejoining his unit a year later. Finally, John Tuagarin, also from Orel, had to defend his Russian honour when he was court-martialled in October [...]; he was killed in action in December 1916.

[...] George Malisheff 'was on terms of great friendship with [Mrs E. Hammersley's] family and before leaving them he said he was going to fix things so that [her daughters] would benefit in the event of his death'. They sent him parcels and letters until he was killed at Hazebrouck in 1918.