John de Raupak-Ropenberg


Russian spelling

Иван Петрович Раупак-Ропенберг

Born 23.02.1897

Place Riga, Latvia

Ethnic origin Latvian?

Religion Protestant

Father Peter de Raupak-Ropenberg

Contacts

Arrived, enlisted and served together with Emerick Schimkovitch

Residence before arrival at Australia Attended a nautical school in Russia, after leaving Russia served on various ships

Arrived at Australia
from New York, USA
on 8.01.1916
per Howth
disembarked at Geelong, Victoria

Residence before enlistment Melbourne

Occupation Seaman, 3rd officer of 'Omana'

Service
service number 4411
enlisted 29.01.1916
POE Melbourne
unit 22nd Battalion, AIF HQ, England
rank Private, Lance Corporal, Temporary Corporal, Corporal
place Western Front, 1916-1918; England, 1919
casualties WIA 1918 (gassed)
final fate RTA 6.10.1919
discharged 16.01.1920

Naturalisation 1922

Residence after the war Melbourne, 1921 Sydney; after WWI served on ships visiting USA and New Zealand

Died 27.03.1923, at sea near Guam

Materials

Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (de Raupak)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Alien registration (NAA) (de Raupak)

Group portrait of A Company of the 22nd Battalion. E02460 (AWM)

Personal case file (NAA)

Blog article

Russian

English

Newspaper articles

In Neptune's clutch. - Daily Standard, Brisbane, 25 May 1923, p. 5.

Adrift on the open sea. - The Brisbane Courier, 26 May 1923, pp. 7, 8.

Tired and haggard. Amy Turner survivors home. - The Newcastle Sun, 28 May 1923, p. 6.