Gregory KUNIN


KUNIN , Gregory

Service Number: 5043
Enlisted: 23 February 1916, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Vilna, Russia, 1895
Home Town: Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 18 September 1917
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Plot V1, Row E, Grave 16 Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria, Hooge Crater Cemetery, Passchendaele, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Victorian Jewish War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5043, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
3 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5043, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
3 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5043, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Correct spelling of his name should read George Kunkin

Son of Basi Kunkin of Wolozin, County on Novogrodz, Poland.

Next of kin given as his sister Leah Kunin of Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria

Previously served with the Russian Militia but joined the AIF as he was unable to return to Russia

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal