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Tamworth Gaol, 1924 (courtesy of Oksana Hull)
Alias Platon Beloshapka (1912 shipping records), Plonton Beleshapka (1915 AIF enlistment); Bill Plepnnp & Beloshopri (pencilled) (1915 Bungonia Police); Plation Beloshoplia (1916 Wollongong Police); Bjelaschapka (1916 Russian consul); Platonff Belashopkr (1916 Narrabri Gaol & Holdsworthy internment camp); Platon Michael Beloskapka (1916 Military Intelligence); Belashapka or Platinoff (1916 Liverpool Camp), Platonff Beloshapka (1916 Darlinghurst goal); Plotinoff Beloshapki (1918 Alien registration, Long Bay Penitentiary); Ploton Bloshopka (1919 Alien registration); Bill Paltoniff (1923 Tamworth Police); William Plotonff (1924 Tamworth Police); Platon Belshapka (1927 USA); Pato Beloshapa (1962 death)
Платон Михайлович Белошапка
Place Kiev, Ukraine
Ethnic origin Ukrainian
Religion Russian Orthodox & Church of England
Father Mikhail Beloshapka
Residence before arrival at Australia Served 1 year and six months in the Russian Army
Arrived at Australia
from Far East
per Yawata Maru
disembarked at Brisbane
Residence before enlistment Kiama, Sydney, Bungonia, Goulburn, Wollongong, Narrabri
service number 483
POE Kiama, NSW (reattested 6.03.1915 Liverpool, NSW)
unit 19th Battalion
discharged 1915 unlikely to become an efficient soldier
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject
Residence after the war Wee Waa, Sydney, 1919 Bundaberg, 1923 Gunnedah, 1923 Tamworth, 1924 Glen Innes, Inverell, 1926 Esk, 1927 New Kensington, Pennsylvannia, USA (?), 1930 Brisbane
Died 26 Oct 1962, Rockhampton, Queensland (Pato Beloshapa)
Digitised service records (NAA) (Beleshapka)
Alien registration (NAA) (Bloshopka)
Digitised application to enlist in the AIF (Beleshapka)
Digitised Investigation file (Beloshapki)
Police courts. - The Brisbane Courier, 28 June 1921, p. 3.
To be cleaned and fed. Out of work Russian gaoled. - Daily Standard, Brisbane, 28 June 1921, p. 3.
A Russian's "Million a day". - The Telegraph, Brisbane, 15 October 1921, p. 2.
A capitalist vagrant. One month's hard labour. - Western Star and Roma Advertiser, 31 May 1922, p. 3.
"I'm A Bolshevik!" Russian scares Glencoe. Barefooted Fowl-Chaser. - The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser, 15 April 1924 p. 3.
Plotonoff. A thumb-nail history. - The Inverell Times, NSW, 14 October 1924, p. 2.
Serious charge. - The Brisbane Courier, 15 January 1930, p. 24.
Bestial Russian gaoled for six years. - Daily Standard, Brisbane, 28 February 1930, p. 7.
Court of criminal appeal. - The Brisbane Courier, 7 May 1930, p. 16.