Nicholas Romanovsky

Russian spelling Николай Никифорович Романовский
Born 1893
Place Achinsk, Eniseisk, Siberia
Ethnic origin Russian
Religion Russian Orthodox
Father Nikifor Romanovsky
Residence before enlistment Brisbane
Occupation Constructional engineer
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Service #1

Service number 2002
Enlisted 13.01.1915
Place of enlistment Brisbane
Unit 9th Battalion, 49th Battalion
Rank Private
Place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front, 1916-1917
Casualties WIA 1916, 1917
Final fate DOW 29.09.1917
Cemetery 18 Mendinghem British Cemetery Proven, Belgium


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From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Russians who joined the army together, or who met up at training camp, would often embark together. Six Russians from Brisbane, for instance -- the journalists Chirvin and Fedorovich, the engineer Romanovsky, the labourer Domilovsky, the former revolutionary turned cane-cutter Rosalieff, and the butcher Soolcovsky -- all ended up together in the 9th Battalion's 5th reinforcement, departing on the Kyarra on 16 April 1915, along with Korotcoff, a cane-cutter from Port Douglas.