Thomas Stephen Platonoff
|Alias||served as Platonaff, naturalised as Thomas Stephanus Platonoff|
|Russian spelling||Фома Степанович Платонов|
|Place||Novoukrainka, Kherson, Ukraine|
|Religion||served as Roman Catholic (?)|
|Family||Wife Vera nee Kurtish, married 1920; sons Stanley b. 1925, Thomas b. 1927, Peter b. 1928|
|Contacts||Brother [George Platonoff](../PlatonoffG)|
|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|
|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|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane|
|Place||Western Front, 1916-1917|
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.