Victor Schepenski

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
Naturalisation 1912
Residence after the war Munbura siding, Mount Christian, Brisbane
Died 10.07.1958 Brisbane

Service #1

Service number 5412
Enlisted 17.01.1916
Place of enlistment 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



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.