Julian Szablowsky

Alias Shablowski

Russian spelling

Юлиан Шабловский

Born 13.05.1884

Place Dlugosiodlo, Lomza, Poland

Ethnic origin Polish

Mother K.M. Szablowski

Residence before arrival at Australia Was on Philippines Islands for 6 months

Arrived at Australia
from Manila
on 7.12.1908
per Hornby Grange
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation Cook

service number 407
enlisted 11.08.1914
POE Sydney
unit AN&MEF, 1st Tropical
rank Private
place Rabaul, New Guinea, 1914-1915
final fate RTA 02.1915
discharged 4.03.1915 time expired

Naturalisation 1911

Residence after the war In 1915 left for the USA, 1942 New York, USA


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Szablowski)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Death from poison. A romantic Russian. - The Argus, 15 August 1913, page 15

Australia in occupation. Administration at Rabaul. (p.4. The garrison bakery). - Examiner, Launceston, 26 November 1914, page 5

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Several Russians served in the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF), including Julian Szablowsky, from Poland. He had worked as a ship's cook on Australian vessels before the war, and was the first Russian to enlist and serve outside Australia: he left Australia on 19 August 1914 as a cook on the Berrima. The AN&MEF went to take possession of the German colonies in New Guinea and in September the Germans at Rabaul (the German Pacific headquarters) surrendered; Szablowsky then returned to Australia.