Andrew Snegovoy

Andrew Snegovoy
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 22 July 1916, p. 24

Russian spelling

Андрей Никифорович Снеговой

Born 26.10.1881

Place Odessa, Ukraine

Ethnic origin Russian

Religion Church of England

Father Nikifor Snegovoy

Mother Olga Snegovoy


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

Arrived at Australia
from Harbin
on 3.04.1910
per Kumano Maru
disembarked at Brisbane

Residence before enlistment Queensland

Occupation 1916 motor driver; 1925 labourer

service number 2241
enlisted 9.03.1916
POE Brisbane
unit 49th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1917, 1918
final fate RTA 12.1919
discharged 11.10.1919 in London

Naturalisation 1926

Residence after the war Brisbane, 1924-1925 Harbin, 1925 Newcastle, NSW, 1928 arrived from Japan to Sydney, 1930 Newcastle


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Court martial file (NAA)

Digitised alien registration (NAA)

Investigation Branch file (NAA)

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From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

The October 1917 revolution and, especially, Russia's withdrawal from the war only increased the determination of some Russians to obtain their discharge, although it manifested itself in different ways: Permakoff's open protest was the most bizarre; several others simply refused to go to the front. [...] Another [...] case was that of Andrew Snegovoy from Odessa (49th Battalion), who enlisted as a motor-driver, had also been wounded twice and had returned to the trenches again; he left his battalion on 12 September 1918, was accused of desertion and sentenced to five years' penal servitude, too. Like the others, prior to deserting he had made an unsuccessful attempt to obtain a discharge, arguing that his family in Russia needed his help.