Thomas Stephen Platonoff
Alias served as Platonaff, naturalised as Thomas Stephanus Platonoff
Фома Степанович Платонов
Place Novoukrainka, Kherson, Ukraine
Ethnic origin Ukrainian/Russian
Religion served as Roman Catholic (?)
Father Stephan Platonoff
Mother Tatiana Odarchinko
Wife Vera nee Kurtish, married 1920; sons Stanley b. 1925, Thomas b. 1927, Peter b. 1928
Brother George Platonoff
Arrived at Australia
per Kumano Maru
disembarked at Brisbane
Residence before enlistment Settled with parents and brother George Platonoff at Booyal, Cordalba, worked on Cordalba-Dallarnil railway construction, purchased a farm at Booyal, Qld
Occupation 1913 farmer, 1916 farm labourer, 1925 labourer; 1943 wharf labourer; 1949 waterside worker
Service service number 1950
unit 52nd Battalion
place Western Front, 1916-1917
Residence after the war 1919 Booyal, Qld; 1930 Wundaru, Mackay; 1937 Mount Isa, 1940 Mackay; 1943 Rockhampton; by 1949 Brisbane, Qld
Died 16.11.1954, Brisbane, Qld
Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Thomas Stephanus Plantonoff - in error)
Digitised service records (NAA) (Platonaff)
Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Platonaff)
Applications to select. - Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser, 2 December 1912, p. 4.
Booyal. - Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, 5 January 1918, p. 6.
Foreigners quarrel. - _Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954), Thursday 28 November 1929, p. 4.
Industrial court. - Daily Mercury, Mackay, 12 December 1929, p. 7.
In the supreme court of Brisbane. - The Brisbane Courier, 11 October 1930, p. 5.
In the courts. - Daily Mercury, Mackay, 13 February 1931, p. 9.
In the courts. - Daily Mercury, Mackay, 3 March 1931, p. 8.
Important decision. Sugar worker's case. - Worker, Brisbane, 29 April 1931, p. 11.
In the courts. - Daily Mercury, Mackay, 23 July 1931, p. 2.
Magistrates court. - Daily Mercury, Mackay, 20 August 1931, p. 6.
Deductions from wages. - Worker, Brisbane, 6 January 1932, p. 10.
In the courts. - Daily Mercury, Mackay, 10 March 1932, p. 3.
In the courts. - Daily Mercury, Mackay, 22 June 1932, p. 8.
Magistrates court. - Daily Mercury, Mackay, 7 July 1932, p. 9.
In the courts. - Daily Mercury, Mackay, 30 November 1932, p. 8.
Sheepskins for Russia. - Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton, 27 October 1942, p. 2.
Wharfie hit head, died. - The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, 17 November 1954, p. 1.
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
About 1912 some ethnic Russian families took up farming land in the sugar-cane area around Cordalba, Queensland. The heads of three of these families were friends and had previously served in the Russian army. Two of them subsequently enlisted in the AIF: 36-year-old Matfeus Oleinikoff (who had eight children), and 33-year-old Feodot Peachenoff (who had one daughter). The third one, Stephen Platonoff, was too old to fight but his two sons Thomas and George enlisted instead.