Nicholas Sharoff

Russian spelling Николай Шаров
Born 1887
Place Karachelskoe, Cheliabinsk (?) or Vladivostok, Russia
Ethnic origin Russian
Religion Russian Orthodox
Residence before enlistment Port Douglas, Qld
Occupation Labourer & fireman
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Service #1 – Depot

Service number 1692
Enlisted 7.05.1915
Place of enlistment Port Douglas, Qld
Unit 25th Battalion
Rank Private
Discharged 29.06.1915 MU

Service #2

Service number 2061
Enlisted 7.08.1915
Place of enlistment 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


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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.