Leonard Noweetsky

AWM memorial panel 108

Leonard Noweetsky
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 31 July 1915, p. 23

Memorial in Tel El Kebir Cemetery

Alias Noswetsky

Born 1891

Place Zhmerinka, Podolsk, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Ukrainian

Religion Roman Catholic

Mother Sophia Neselovsky

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Rockhampton, Qld

Occupation Draughtsman

service number 532
enlisted 8.04.1915
POE Rockhampton, Qld
unit 26th Battalion
rank Driver
place Gallipoli, 1915
final fate Killed in an accident 24.01.1916 at Tel-el-Kebir
cemetery 16 Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Roll of Honour (AWM)

Blog article

Russian Anzacs (Russian)

Russian Anzacs (English)

Discovering Anzacs

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Leonard Noweetsky, a former draughtsman, survived Gallipoli only to be killed at Tel-el-Kebir (Egypt) in a bizarre accident when a roller got loose as he was attaching horses to it. The Board of Inquiry found no one was to blame. Noweetsky's personal effects -- a language book, letters, photos, papers -- never reached his mother in Zmerinka (Ukraine). His name on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial and a thin file with a few pages detailing his service in the AIF are all that remain of him.