Paul Drachuk

Pavel Drachuk, 1920, Australia
Courtesy of Rimma Drachuk

Russian spelling

Павел Федорович Драчук

Born 27.01.1889

Place Kishinev, Bessarabia (now Moldova)

Ethnic origin Moldavian / Russian

Religion Russian Orthodox


in 1916: wife Raisa Drachuk, Harbin, China, daughter Barbara; 1923 married Olga Vladimirovna Baranovskaia, daughter Rimma born 1924; by 1930 wife Elena

Residence before arrival at Australia Served as a wireless operator in Russo-Japanese war

Arrived at Australia
from Far East
on 10.11.1915
per Empire
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation 1916-1920: wireless operator, telegraphist, engineer; 1930 economist

service number 14488
enlisted 3.04.1916
POE Sydney
unit 1st Wireless Squadron
rank Sapper
place India, 1916-1918
final fate RTA 27.03.1918
discharged 5.06.1918

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Sydney, 23.07.1921 embarked for Naples per Osterley; lived in the USSR, Moscow; in 1930 worked in the USA

Died 1952, Moscow


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

P. Drachuk, T. Ponomarenko. How we treat Russians in Australia. - Labor News (Sydney), 17 May 1919, p. 5.