William Whynsky

Alias served as Whnsky; stated that Whynsky was the correct spelling; Whensky; Whinsky

Born 1881

Place Vehesky (?), Russia (probably Ukraine)

Ethnic origin Ukrainian? / Polish?

Religion Roman Catholic

Father M. Whnsky [Whynsky]

Arrived at Australia
on Ca 1910

Residence before enlistment Helidon, Qld

Occupation 1915 labourer, quarryman, 1920 stone dresser

service number 1010
enlisted 10.03.1915
POE Brisbane
unit 25th Battalion
rank Private
place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front, 1916
casualties WIA 1916
final fate RTA 13.02.1917
discharged 9.05.1917

Naturalisation Served as naturalised British subject

Residence after the war Helidon, Qld

Died 18.12.1920, Brisbane (suicided)


Digitised service records (NAA) (Whnsky)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Whynsky)

Medical case file (NAA) (Whnsky)

Blog article




Queensland's 'forgotten' Ukrainian Anzacs honoured for service // Courier Mail

Newspaper articles

Leaped from bridge. Ex-soldier's tragic fate. 'As well end it all'. - Daily Standard, Brisbane, 20 December 1920, p. 6.

Dive to death. - Daily Mail, Brisbane, 21 December 1920, p. 4.

The bridge tragedy. - Queensland Times, 22 December 1920, p. 5.

River tragedies. Man jumps over bridge. - The Week, Brisbane, 24 December 1920, p. 19.