Victor Schepenski

Victor Schepenski
Fragment of photo from AWM collection E01900

Victor Schepenski's grave
at Dutton Park Cemetery, Brisbane
Photo courtesy of Victoria Smolina

Alias Schipenski; Schepensky; Vincenti; Victor Francis

Russian spelling

Виктор Щепенский

Born 24.08.1878

Place Warsaw, Poland

Ethnic origin Polish / Russian

Religion Russian Orthodox


Wife Margha [Marpha] (Mary) Schepensky (née Bondarenko), married in 1908 at Harbin, arrived Australia 1911, separated 1912


Andrew Snegovoy, Victor Schepenski, Sigismund Vitold Romashkevich and Michael Rowinski (Ravensby) arrived at Australia together

Residence before arrival at Australia Served in the Russian Army for 5 years, took part in the Russo-Japanese War

Arrived at Australia
from Far East
on 3.04.1910
per Kumano Maru
disembarked at Brisbane

Residence before enlistment Brisbane, Gympie, Blackbutt Railway construction, Brisbane, Mackay

Occupation 1912 bootmaker, 1916 labourer, lengthsman, 1925 fettler

service number 5412
enlisted 17.01.1916
POE Rockhampton, Qld
unit 2nd Tunnelling Company
rank Sapper
place Western Front, 1917-1919
casualties WIA (gassed) 1918
final fate RTA 7.07.1919
discharged 24.10.1919

Naturalisation 1912

Residence after the war Munbura siding, Mount Christian, Brisbane

Died 10.07.1958 Brisbane


Naturalisation (NAA) (Schepinsky)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry 1 2 (AWM)

5412 Pte Schepenski - Particulars of absence required (AWM)

Repatriation Medical case file (NAA)

Pension case file (NAA)


Photographs of miners of the 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company. E01900, E01900K, E01904 (AWM)

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Newspaper articles

Deserted by wife. - Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton, 6 December 1927, p. 10.