Osiph Rinkevich

Osiph Rinkevich (left) and Nicholas Tupikoff
Courtesy of Osiph Rinkevich's family

Standing: Osiph Rinkevich (left), Nikalas Kiva (right); sitting: William Averkoff (left), Konstantin Diachkoff (right), Brisbane, 1916
Courtesy of Osiph Rinkevich's family

Osiph and Maria (Annie) Rinkevich, 1925
Courtesy of Osiph Rinkevich's family

Alias Joseph (marriage)

Russian spelling

Осип Иванович Рынкевич

Born 24.12.1892

Place Rezhitsa (Rezekne), Latvia

Ethnic origin Belarusian / Russian

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Ivan Rinkevich, migrated with family to Tomsk, Siberia


Wife Maria (Annie) nee Gavriluk, married 1925 in Queensland; son Valentine b. 1926

Arrived at Australia
from Siberia
on 23.06.1913
per Nikko Maru
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney, Port Pirie, SA, Darwin, Wyndham, Darwin

Occupation Labourer, after the war: farmer

service number 2239
enlisted 8.03.1916
POE Darwin, NT
unit 47th Battalion, 46th Battalion, 12th LTM Battery
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1917, 1918
final fate RTA 8.01.1919
discharged 13.04.1919

Naturalisation 1923

Residence after the war Brisbane, Innisfail, Qld

Died 1.03.1982, Innisfail, Qld


Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Osiph Rinkevich)

Digitised service records (NAA) (Oseph Rinkevich)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised naturalisation certificate (NAA) (Osiph Rinkevich)

Blog article




Елена Говор, Белорусские Анзаки, Białoruskie Zeszyty Historyczne, 2013, no. 40, c. 53-108.