Sebastian Radetsky

Russian spelling

Севастьян Станиславович Радецкий

Born 1884

Place Ledykhov, Volyn, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Ukrainian

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Stanislaus Radetsky

Mother Mary


by 1914 was married

Residence before arrival at Australia Served in the Russian Army for 2 years

Arrived at Australia
from Far East via Moji, Japan
on 25.06.1912
per Nikko Maru
disembarked at Brisbane

Residence before enlistment Adelaide

Occupation Labourer

service number 1802
enlisted 18.12.1914
POE Oaklands, SA
unit 10th Battalion
rank Private
place Gallipoli 1915; Western Front 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1916, 1917, 1918
final fate RTA 21.03.1919
discharged 6.07.1919

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Sydney

Died 18.04.1935, Sydney


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau file

Army pay file (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Russians' protest. Will join in the fight. - Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail, 26 June 1914, p. 2.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Sebastian Radetsky, a former labourer, had survived seven months at Gallipoli but was wounded here [Somme, July 1916] for the first time. After the withdrawal from Gallipoli Radetsky, who was Ukrainian, went absent without leave on Lemnos; perhaps he was trying to get back to his wife in nearby Volynia (Ukraine) -- but the war machine would not let him go. He will be wounded twice more on the Western Front, but will be returned to the trenches again and again.