Effim Rogashoff

Effim Rogashoff
(Gaol Inmates/Prisoners Photos Index, NSW SA)

Alias Rogashaw, Rogoshow; 1913-1914 Albert Johnston; after the war: Robert King

Russian spelling

Ефим Филиппович Рогашов

Born 7.07.1888

Place Baevka, Simbirsk (Ulianovsk), Russia

Ethnic origin Russian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Father Phillip Rogashoff

Mother Doris (Daria?) Petanin


Wife Clara May Rogashoff/King (nee Apps, b. 1898 Sydney), children Phillip William b. 1927, George Effrim b. 1929, John Henry b. 1930, Dorris Ann b. 1931, Alexander Charles b. 1933, Mary Rose b. 1935, Iris May b. 1937.

Residence before arrival at Australia Served in the Russian Cavalry on the Afghan border, in 1910-1911 was in Afghanistan and India

Arrived at Australia
from Calcutta, India or Singapore
on 14.04.1911
per Paroo
disembarked at Fremantle, WA

Residence before enlistment Perth, Brookton, Collie, Hoffman, North Dandalup, Argyle, Jarrahwood, WA

Occupation carpenter by trade, 1914 millhand, 1916 carpenter, 1941 boot maker

Service 1 (Depot)
service number 1092
enlisted 23.11.1915
POE Kalgoorlie, WA
rank Private
discharged 20.03.1916 being convicted by civil power

Service 2
service number N387064
enlisted 23.12.1941
POE Willoughby, NSW
unit 7 GB
rank Private
discharged 14.04.1943

Naturalisation 1914, 1941

Residence after the war 1916 convicted of manslaughter, 1920 released, 1927 Grafton, 1930 Sydney, 1941 Lakemba, NSW

Died 1.10.1961, Brisbane


Digitised naturalisation 1 2 (NAA) (Rogashaw and Rogashoff)

Digitised service records WWI (NAA) (Rogoshow)

Alien registration 1 2 (NAA) (Rogashoff)

Service records WWII (NAA) (Robert King)

Naturalisation certificate (NAA) (Rogashoff)

Gaol Inmates/Prisoners Photos Index 1870-1930 (NSW SA)

Family Tree on Ancestry.com

Blog articles

Russian Anzacs blog (Russian)

Russian Anzacs blog (English)

Donna Baldey, Sapper Effim Rogoshow at Tunnellers research website

Newspaper articles

Russian escapees. - Northern Times, Carnarvon, 15 April 1911, p. 3.

Kalgoorlie recruiting. - Kalgoorlie Miner, 7 December 1915, p. 5.

Charge of murder. Soldier arrested. - The Argus (Melbourne), 20 January 1916, p. 8.

An alleged murder. Charge against a Russian. - The Mercury (Hobart), 21 January 1916, p. 4.

Stabbed to death. Russian convicted of manslaughter. - The Mercury (Hobart), 21 March 1916, p. 4.

Manslaughter of a seaman. Russian sentenced. - The Mercury (Hobart), 24 March 1916, p. 4.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

The military authorities in Kalgoorlie were especially vigilant when enlisting Effim Rogoshow. To prove his Russianness, he provided a unique document: it was a note written in old-fashioned Russian by a half-literate countryman from Kalgoorlie and stated that Rogoshow is 'A true Russian man'. It obviously satisfied the officials and they duly attached the 'proof' to Rogoshow's file.