Ivan P. Rossoggsky

Alias Rossovsky
Russian spelling Иван П. Россовский
Born 1894
Place Odessa, Ukraine [Vyndery (Bendery?), Moldova?]
Ethnic origin Ukrainian
Religion Roman Catholic
Arrived at Australia on Ca 1913
Residence before enlistment Glenrock station, Moonan Flat via Scone, NSW
Occupation Seaman, labourer
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Service #1

Service number 1676
Enlisted 9.02.1916
Place of enlistment West Maitland, NSW
Unit 34th Battalion
Rank Corporal, Lance Sergeant
Place Western Front, 1916-1917
Casualties WIA 1917
Final fate KIA 12.07.1917
Memorial 29 The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium


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Newspaper articles

War notes. Sconeites arrive safely in Egypt. - The Scone Advocate, 13 June 1916, p. 3.

War notes. Roll of Honour. Sergt. Ivan P. Rossoggsky. - The Scone Advocate, 10 August 1917, p. 7.

From Harry Willey, Scone's Fallen ANZACs, Scone, 2005, p. 153:

Born in Odessa, Russia, Ivan P Rossoggsky was the son of Mrs P. A. Rossoggsky of Benderi, Roumania. He was employed for two years by John Simpson of 'Fair View' Moonan Flat working on 'Glen Rock'. Ivan enlisted, expressing his wish to "Fight for his new King and Country". Known to his mates as Pedro, Ivan, a single man, was 21 years and 7 month of age when taken into A Company of the 34lh Battalion at West Maitland on Australia Day 1916. The 34th was known as "Maitland's Own Battalion". Ivan was 5 foot 6 inches (165cm) tall and his religious denomination was Roman Catholic. [...]

Having no known grave his name is recorded on The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, at Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Where the Last Post is still played nightly. Despite considerable effort, the Army were unable to contact his Mother to notify her of Ivan's death and send her his service medals; the British War Medal #38514 and the Allied Victory Medal # 38201. Ivan's name also appears on; WW1 Roll of Honour in the Moonan Flat Union Church. Memorial Panel 124. The Australian War Memorial. Canberra. Memorial outside the Scone War Memorial Swimming Pool. Roll of Honour at the Scott Memorial Hospital, Scone & the Moonan Flat Soldiers Memorial Hall. Honour Roll at the Scone RSL Club.