Stephen Provaka

Stephen Provaka
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 24 June 1916, p. 27

Alias Served with his original name Stepan Proiavka

Russian spelling

Степан Проявка

Born 14.09.1893

Place Surazh, Chernigov, Russia

Ethnic origin Ukrainian/Russian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Father Kant (Keith?) Proiavka

Mother Mary Proiavka


Wife Bertha Emma Maria Provaka (née Finnimore), married 1927; child Joyce Provaka, b.1928

Arrived at Australia
from Russia via Harbin & Port Arthur
on 30.07.1914
per Eastern
disembarked at Brisbane

Residence before enlistment Petrie, Mount Morgan, Qld

Occupation 1916 miner, 1929 labourer, 1941 moulder

service number 6210
enlisted 17.02.1916
POE Rockhampton, Qld
unit 25th Battalion
rank Private
place England, 1916-1917
final fate RTA 27.09.1917
discharged 22.12.1917

Naturalisation 1929

Residence after the war Mount Morgan, Cairns, Newcastle, Brisbane

Died 27.05.1941, Brisbane


Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Provaka)

Digitised service records (NAA) (Proiavka)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Alien registration (NAA)

Repatriation Medical case file (NAA) (Provaka)

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Newspaper articles

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