Victor Ivan Mikolaizyk

Russian spelling

Виктор Иванович Миколайчик

Born 21.07.1893

Place Käina, Dago (Hiiumaa), Estonia; or Kronstadt, St Petersburg, Russia

Ethnic origin Russian / Estonian

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Ivan Mikolaizyk (Russian)

Mother (Estonian)

Residence before arrival at Australia Was in Russian Reserve for 3 years; after leaving Russia was in England for 2 years

Arrived at Australia
from Rio de Janeiro
on 2.04.1913
per Howding
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation 1917 winch driver, 1941 seaman

service number 7739
enlisted 10.05.1917
POE Sydney
unit 2nd Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1918-1919
final fate RTA 6.07.1919
discharged 20.09.1919

Naturalisation 1941

Residence after the war Sydney

Died 12.06.1951, Sydney


Naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Personal case file 1 2 3(NAA)

Alien registration WWII (NAA)

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From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Victor Mikolaizyk, a former seaman whose occupation was given as winch-driver at enlistment, lost his discharge certificate in 1925 'in the camp at the time of bush fires in Dungowan NSW'; a few years later, when he resumed seafaring, he again lost it -- this time 'lost at sea when SS Brolga was sunk off Victorian coast in 1927 or 28'.