Anderson, Gusaloff, Snegovoy, Felipor, Pashkevitch

March 27, 2016

Anton Anderson

  • Anton Anderson, a Finnish seaman from Lavanssaari, came to Tasmania in 1912 and enlisted in the AIF in Hobart.
  • He served with the 40th Battalion on the Western Front. In April 1917, at the battle for Bullecourt, he was severely wounded and doctors had to remove his right eye. He was returned to Australia.
  • After the war he worked as a stoker living in Launceston, where he married. He later moved to Greenwell Point in NSW, where he worked as a fisherman.

Kaz-Bulat Gusaloff

  • Kaz-Bulat Gusaloff (he enlisted as Kaenolatr Gusloff), was an Ossetian from Zelginskoe. He participated in the Russo-Japanese War and came to Australia from the Russian Far East in 1914. He worked as a miner in Cloncurry and enlisted in the AIF in Charters Towers.
  • Soon after his enlistment he got sick with sciatica and was discharged as medically unfit three months later.
  • He probably returned home after the war.

Andrew Snegovoy

  • Andrew Snegovoy from Odessa came to Australia from the Russian Far East in 1910 and worked as a motor driver in Queensland.
  • Enlisting in the AIF in Brisbane, he served with the 49th Battalion on the Western Front. In April 1917, at the battle for Noreuil, he was wounded in the thigh. A year later, at the battle for Dernancourt, he was wounded for the second time in the arm and face. He left his battalion on 12 September 1918, was accused of desertion and sentenced to five years’ penal servitude. Prior to deserting he had made an unsuccessful attempt to obtain a discharge, arguing that his family in Russia needed his help.
  • After the war he was returned to Australia, but in 1924 he made an attempt to see his family in Russia. He travelled as far as Harbin, but had to return back to Australia. He made a second attempt in 1928, but finally he settled in Newcastle, working as labourer.

Joe Felipor

  • Joe Felipor (his correct surname was Filipov) from Odessa had experience of service in the Russian Army and, probably, of a seaman. Arriving to Australia, he worked as a miner in the deserts of Western Australia.
  • Enlisting in the AIF he served in the tunnelling companies on the Western Front. After a conflict with his co-servicemen in October 1916 he was court martialled, but returned to the trenches. In December 1916 he was severely wounded in the arm and finally repatriated to Australia as medically unfit.
  • After the war he lived in Western Australia.

Frank Pashkevitch

  • Frank Pashkevitch (he served as Prokofii Pashkevich), a Belarusian from Borisovka in Grodno Province, came to Australia in February 1915 as a ship’s fireman.
  • He enlisted in the AIF a year later and served with the 2nd Pioneer Battalion on the Western Front.
  • After the war he settled in Melbourne, working as a fireman and labourer. In 1927 he married an Australian woman, Harriet Elizabeth Allen; his stepson, Stanley Peter Egan, served in the AIF in WWII.