John Elfimoff

Russian spelling Иван Григорьевич Елфимов
Born 15.10.1875
Place Novotroitskoe, Buguruslan, Samara, Russia
Ethnic origin Russian
Religion Russian Orthodox
Father Grigory Elfimoff
Family Wife Domna Elfimoff (nee Egonin), son Pavel b. 1910, daughter Olga b. 1914, son Peter b. 1915
Arrived at Australia from Moji, Japan
on 20.06.1913
per Nikko Maru
disembarked at Brisbane
Residence before enlistment Mount Morgan, Qld
Occupation Labourer, miner
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject
Residence after the war 1918 Selwyn, 1919 Cairns, Tarzali, Gordonvale, Townsville, Mount Mulligan, 1921, Cairns, Innisfail, Gordonvale, Sydney, Newcastle

Service #1 – Depot

Enlisted 17.02.1916
Place of enlistment Rockhampton
Rank Private
Discharged 24.02.1916 MU


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Newspaper articles

Central district volunteers. - The Capricornian, Rockhampton, 26 February 1916, p. 5.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

There were [...] men with ethnic Russian families who joined up [...]. There were also the occasional family tragedies, like John Elfimoff's. He was a miner from Mount Morgan and had three children; his wife eloped with another Russian, which probably pushed John, who was already over 40 years old, into enlisting.