|Russian spelling||Степан Александрович Орлов|
|Place||Plashkino, Ostrov, Pskov, Russia|
|Religion||Church of Christ|
|Mother||Epimia (Efermia) Sergeiff|
|Arrived at Australia||
per Nikko Maru
disembarked at Brisbane
|Residence before enlistment||Brisbane, Cairns, Yamba, Masonic Hike, Rockhampton, Qld|
|Occupation||1912 blacksmith; 1916, 1947 labourer|
|Residence after the war||Cairns, Brisbane, Charleville, Qld, Sydney|
|Died||1966 North Ryde, NSW|
|Place of enlistment||Rockhampton, Qld|
|Place||Western Front, 1917|
|Final fate||RTA 5.04.1918|
Digitised service records (NAA)
Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)
Court martial file (NAA)
Alien registration (NAA)
Central district volunteers. - Capricornian, Rockhampton, 13 May 1916, p. 7.
Motor car accident. A soldier injured. - Daily Standard, Brisbane, 4 September 1916, p. 4.
L. Berk et al., 'Protest by Russian Soldiers'. - Daily Mail, Brisbane, 5 September 1918, p. 8.
L. Berk et al., 'Russian Soldiers' Protest'. - Daily Mail, 17 September 1918, p. 7.
Alleged stabbing. - The Brisbane Courier, 1 September 1927, p. 11.
Alleged stabbing. - Telegraph, Brisbane, 1 September 1927, p. 5.
Cut chest and broken rib. - Daily Standard, 12 October 1927, p. 1.
Criminal court. Alleged assault at West End. - Telegraph, 12 October 1927, p. 2.
Supreme court. - The Brisbane Courier, 13 October 1927, p. 16.
Criminal court. Russian found guilty. - The Telegraph, 13 October 1927, p. 7.
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
But let's spend a little longer listening to the voices of these Russian swaggies as they emerge from the documents. 'In 1922 I left my discharge with my swag at Babinda Railway station North Queensland and the whole of goods which I had in my swag was stolen by some person unknown.' This is Steven Orloff -- another whose life took many different turns. At Ypres he was severely wounded, on the same day as Ankudinow, and invalided back to Australia. On his return, Orloff supported Leo Berk's anti-bolshevik group even though before the war he had raised money to send to political prisoners in Russia and even though, in 1921, he is found on Simonoff's repatriation list. He did not go back to Russia, however, and ended up sundowning in Queensland and New South Wales. In 1947, when applying for naturalisation, he still had no permanent address, being apparently camped out at La Perouse, Sydney.