Feodot Peachenoff

Russian spelling Федот Саввич Печенов (Пиченов)
Born 7.06.1883
Place Bratskoe, Kiev, Ukraine
Ethnic origin Ukrainian
Religion Russian Orthodox
Father Sava Peachenoff
Mother Lukia [Lukeria]
Family Wife Mary Peachenoff, daughter Nina b. 3.05.1911, son Victor b. 23.03.1920; wife Akelina (née Neeshita, Maximenko) since 1926, daughter Helen b. 1928, son Valentine Maximenko b. 1929
Residence before arrival at Australia Served in the Russian Army for 4 years
Arrived at Australia from Russia
on 16.10.1911
per Nikko Maru
disembarked at Brisbane
Residence before enlistment Booyal, Qld
Occupation 1915 farmer; 1925 labourer
Naturalisation 1914
Residence after the war Booyal, Cordalba, Isis, Qld; 1943 Sydney
Died 1968 Sydney

Service #1

Service number 13638
Enlisted 8.12.1915
Place of enlistment Brisbane
Unit 5th Field Ambulance
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1916-1919
Final fate RTA 8.04.1919
Discharged 11.07.1919


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From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

About 1912 some ethnic Russian families took up farming land in the sugar-cane area around Cordalba, Queensland. The heads of three of these families were friends and had previously served in the Russian army. Two of them subsequently enlisted in the AIF: 36-year-old Matfeus Oleinikoff (who had eight children), and 33-year-old Feodot Peachenoff (who had one daughter). The third one, Stephen Platonoff, was too old to fight but his two sons Thomas and George enlisted instead.