Stephen Provaka

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
Naturalisation 1929
Residence after the war Mount Morgan, Cairns, Newcastle, Brisbane
Died 27.05.1941, Brisbane

Service #1

Service number 6210
Enlisted 17.02.1916
Place of enlistment Rockhampton, Qld
Unit 25th Battalion
Rank Private
Place England, 1916-1917
Final fate RTA 27.09.1917
Discharged 22.12.1917


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.