Ladislav Susil

Alias Raymond

Born 23.05.1890

Place Austerlitz (Slavkov), Brno, Austria (Czech Republic)

Ethnic origin Czech, posed as "Russian Bohemian"

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Raymond Susil

Mother Marie Susil

Residence before arrival at Australia Left Austria at 17 years, lived in America, was 4 years in the Navy

Arrived at Australia
on 08.1914
per Orange River
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment 29.08.14 arrested, ran away from detention camp, 1915-1917 NSW, SA, Victoria

Occupation Sailor, brewer

Service (Depot)
enlisted 25.08.1917
POE Wagga Wagga, NSW
rank Private
discharged 1.11.1917 services no longer required

Naturalisation Posed as Russian, registered as alien as Russian subject

Residence after the war 1919 surrendered destitute to the authorities and was repatriated; 1924 New York, USA


Digitised service records (NAA)

Intelligence section file (NAA)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Ladislav Susil was a Slav from Austerlitz (Slavkov), near Brno in Moravia (now Czech Republic), who sought the Russian consul's protection as a 'Russian' Bohemian, which he was able to do because the Russian consulate (following official Russian pan-Slav policy) extended its protection to all Slavs at the outbreak of war, no matter where they were from. In this case, Susil obviously 'posed for a Russian' to avoid being interned as a German.