Turner, Fedorovich, Domilovsky

January 25, 2015

George Turner

  • George Turner, a seaman from Finland, came to Western Australia in 1907 and worked as a labourer.
  • Enlisting in the AIF he served in the Light Trench Mortar regiment at Gallipoli and on the Western Front.
  • In 1917 he was returned to Australia as medically unfit.

Nicholas Fedorovich

  • Nicholas Fedorovich from Odessa, a journalist working for newspapers in the Russian Far East, came to Queensland from the Russian Far East in 1911, becoming a cane cutter.
  • He sailed to Gallipoli with a group of Russians in the 9th Battalion. Contracting enteric fever there, he received leave and went to Russia to visit his mother, but was held up by the Russian authorities. Only several months later he managed to return to London and rejoin the AIF, serving in the HQ in London as an interpreter. He published a short story, ‘Kismet’, about a wartime romance.
  • Returning to Australia, he took up a soldier selection at Stanthorpe and later married a Russian woman.

Nickefor Domilovsky

  • Nickefor Domilovsky came from the village Stavishchi near Kiev in Ukraine. He worked in Queensland as a labourer.
  • Enlisting in the AIF together with Fedorovich he served in the 9th Battalion, fighting in Gallipoli and on the Western Front. He was killed in the battle for Pozieres in July 1916.