Joseph Skovronski

Russian spelling

Иосиф Скавронский

Polish spelling Jozef Skowronski

Born 19.03.1879

Place Warsaw, Poland

Ethnic origin Polish

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Antoni Skowronski

Mother Marya Skowronski (née Biskupska)


Brother Stanley Skowronski; Wife Frances Isabel Skovronski (nee Toakley)

Residence before arrival at Australia Left Poland ca 1897, worked in Russia & Japan

Arrived at Australia
from Poland via Vladivostok & Japan
on 3.02.1912
per Kumano Maru
disembarked at Brisbane

Residence before enlistment Brisbane, Sydney

Occupation 1917 signwriter, 1920 painter & decorator

service number 18981
enlisted 10.04.1917
POE Sydney
unit 1st Field Company Engineers
rank Sapper
place Western Front, 1918-1919
final fate RTA 2.08.1919
discharged 23.10.1919

Naturalisation 1920

Residence after the war Sydney, Mortdale

Died 24.09.1952, Mortdale, NSW


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Application to enlist in the AIF (NAA)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Joseph Skovronski was reluctant to send his certificate to the authorities for perusal (in connection with his application for naturalisation), arguing that 'being a foreigner and wearing my returned soldier's badge I might at any time be called upon to produce my certificate to the Military Authorities, to prove identity'.