Joseph Rudovsky

Alias Mikulicic (original name); naturalised as Mikulicic known as Rodd
Russian spelling Иосиф Рудовский
Born 19.03.1894 or 1895
Place Odessa, Ukraine or Susek, Yugoslavia
Ethnic origin Croat / Russian
Religion Church of England
Father Frank Mikulicic or Rabich
Mother Mary or Frances Rudovsky

Wife Neredah Victoria Withers, married 1925, died 1944; Gwendolin Hawkins, married 1945

Arrived at Australia from Fiume, Croatia
on 16.08.1912
per Atilla
disembarked at Port Pirie, SA
Residence before enlistment Port Pirie, Adelaide, Broken Hill, Newcastle, Sydney, Scarborough, Clifton, Sydney
Occupation Mining engineering (?), 1915 barman; 1935 indent agent; 1937 consul for Yugoslavia in Sydney
Naturalisation applied 1915, naturalised 1935
Residence after the war Sydney
Died 1980 Sydney

Service #1

Service number 402
Enlisted 16.11.1915
Place of enlistment Casula, NSW
Unit 1st Tunnelling Company
Rank Sapper
Place Western Front, 1916-1918
Casualties WIA 1918 (gassed)
Final fate RTA 2.03.1919
Discharged 12.06.1919


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Reference books

Who's Who in Australia, 1944

Who's Who in Australia, 1950

Newspaper articles (selection)

New consul Mr. J.Mikulicic Rodd. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 March 1937, p. 18, portr.

Consul will resign. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 March 1941, p. 7, portr. p.8.

Yugoslavs in Australia. Consul not to resign. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 March 1941, p. 14.

Yugoslavia finds its soul. - The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, 29 March 1941, p. 5.

Volunteers for Yugoslav Army. - Daily Telegraph and North Murchison and Pilbarra Gazette, 4 October 1941, p. 2.

Consul gives ex-envoy £500 damages. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 December 1946, p. 5.

Ex-Slav Consul on Cairns visit. - Townsville Daily Bulletin, 8 September 1948, p. 2.

From gold rush to labour ward. The Bosch boys know how to succeed. - The Canberra Times, 13 October 1985, p. 68, 69