Nicholas Sharoff

AWM memorial panel 87

Russian spelling

Николай Шаров

Born 1887

Place Karachelskoe, Cheliabinsk (?) or Vladivostok, Russia

Ethnic origin Russian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Port Douglas, Qld

Occupation Labourer & fireman

Service 1 (Depot)
service number 1692
enlisted 7.05.1915
POE Port Douglas, Qld
unit 25th Battalion
rank Private
discharged 29.06.1915 MU

Service 2
service number 2061
enlisted 7.08.1915
POE Liverpool, NSW
unit 19th Battalion, 18th Battalion
rank Private
place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front, 1916
final fate KIA 28.07.1916
memorial 26 Villers-Bretonneux, France

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry 1 2 (AWM)

Roll of Honour (AWM)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Among those killed at Pozières in these first days was Nicholas Sharoff -- the man from the Urals who had been, the military authorities said, so 'very anxious to serve at the front' that he pretended to be a native of Port Douglas at his second attempt to enlist. He did serve well, even before the battle took place volunteering to join a raiding party on enemy trenches.