• Leonard Noweetsky

Army / Flying Corps
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade
  • Driver

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  • Enlistment - WW1

    Rockhampton, QLD, Australia

  • Birth

    Zhmerinka, Ukraine

Stories and comments
    • NAA Statemens re Accident death by a Roller.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Saturday, 22 August 2015

    (N.A.A. – 24/01/16 Accidently killed by Roller - Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt. 25/01/16 Buried Tell El Kebir by Chaplain G W Johnston Court of Inquiry. Lieut J C Little - Noweetsky belonged to the Machine Gun Section. Was attached to the Transport Section of that Unit. Order from Brigade H.Q. to detail a team of four horses and two drivers to report to the C.R.E. Engineers for the purpose of proceeding to No 2 Camp Siding and removing a roller. Ordered Cpl Fleetwood. Attended the scene and inspected the roller. Stated the roller needed careful handling, being devoid of shafts or any other means of control and on being started on the metal road it would be a difficult task to stop or control it. Cpl John Fleetwood 619 26th Bn Transport Sect. - Detailled Noweetsky and Driver Morris to proceed to Camp 2 Siding with 4 horses to draw Camp Siding one roller to roll the road between Camp latrines near C.R.E. Met the deceased near C.R.E. Workshop and they then proceeded to the siding to remove the roller. The roller was on a ramp and was lowered by hand to the road. Then ordered Noweetsky to hook his horses onto the roller which he did. The roller was not facing squarely on to the road. Ordered him to slow it with his horses. The road being level and hard caused the roller to roll onto the horses heels. Noweetsky was standing with the horses reins in each hand. The horses owing to the roller touching their heels, mastered him aand carried him about 70 hards, he then fell and the roller passing completely over him causing instantaneous death. Several troops standing about endeavoured to stop the horses to no avail. Drv Thomas Morris 527 26th Bn of Transport Sect - Saw the roller on a bank and pulled the roller onto the road by hand. Cpl Fleewood ordered Noweetsky to hitch his horses onto the roller and was then told to pull his horses up to tighten the traces. One of the horses became frightened and plunged, the roller started and was taken up a short incline after which it went on its own accord. The horses rushed forward as the roller came on their heels. Noweetsky was during this time standing at the horse’s heads. He was carried off his feet and was carried about 80 yards. He then fell and the roller passed over him.)

    • Driver Leonard Noweetsky BIRTH unknown DEATH 24 Jan 1916 AWM NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn. researcher.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 21 January 2022

    Driver Leonard Noweetsky BIRTH unknown DEATH 24 Jan 1916 BURIAL Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery Cairo, El Qahira, Egypt PLOT 18 MEMORIAL ID 21625594

    Driver Leonard Noweetsky BIRTH	unknown DEATH	24 Jan 1916