John de Raupak-Ropenberg

Russian spelling Иван Петрович Раупак-Ропенберг
Born 23.02.1897
Place Riga, Latvia
Ethnic origin Latvian?
Religion Protestant
Father Peter de Raupak-Ropenberg

Arrived, enlisted and served together with Emerick Schimkovitch

Residence before arrival at Australia Attended a nautical school in Russia, after leaving Russia served on various ships
Arrived at Australia from New York, USA
on 8.01.1916
per Howth
disembarked at Geelong, Victoria
Residence before enlistment Melbourne
Occupation Seaman, 3rd officer of 'Omana'
Naturalisation 1922
Residence after the war Melbourne, 1921 Sydney; after WWI served on ships visiting USA and New Zealand
Died 27.03.1923, at sea near Guam

Service #1

Service number 4411
Enlisted 29.01.1916
Place of enlistment Melbourne
Unit 22nd Battalion, AIF HQ, England
Rank Private, Lance Corporal, Temporary Corporal, Corporal
Place Western Front, 1916-1918; England, 1919
Casualties WIA 1918 (gassed)
Final fate RTA 6.10.1919
Discharged 16.01.1920


Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (de Raupak)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Alien registration (NAA) (de Raupak)

Group portrait of A Company of the 22nd Battalion. E02460 (AWM)

Personal case file (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

In Neptune's clutch. - Daily Standard, Brisbane, 25 May 1923, p. 5.

Adrift on the open sea. - The Brisbane Courier, 26 May 1923, pp. 7, 8.

Tired and haggard. Amy Turner survivors home. - The Newcastle Sun, 28 May 1923, p. 6.