Nicholas Romanovsky

AWM memorial panel 149

Nicholas Romanovsky
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 13 February, 1915, p. 24

Russian spelling

Николай Никифорович Романовский

Born 1893

Place Achinsk, Eniseisk, Siberia

Ethnic origin Russian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Father Nikifor Romanovsky

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Brisbane

Occupation Constructional engineer

service number 2002
enlisted 13.01.1915
POE 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

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Romonovsky)

Roll of Honour (AWM)

Blog article



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.