John Frederick Stepanoff

Russian spelling Иван Федорович Степанов
Born 16.05.1899
Place Krasnoiarsk, Siberia, Russia
Ethnic origin Russian
Religion Church of England
Father Frederick Stepanoff; Stepfather Fred Pochernekoff
Mother Elizabeth Pochernekoff

Wife Violet Matilda Stepanoff (nee Conway), married 1930, Southwark, UK

Arrived at Australia from Dairen, Korea
on 28.06.1911
per Nikko Maru
disembarked at Brisbane
Residence before enlistment Maryborough, Ipswich, Qld
Occupation 1916 carpenter, 1937 seaman
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject, 1935 in the UK
Residence after the war 1920 Brisbane, 1921 Harden; Newcastle, 1929 London, 1937 Sydney
Died 1980, Sydney

Service #1

Service number 2737
Enlisted 20.04.1916
Place of enlistment Sydney
Unit 54th Battalion, 3rd Battalion
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1916-1919
Casualties WIA 1917 (twice), 1918
Final fate RTA 31.05.1919
Discharged 21.08.1919


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From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Up north Pochernikoff's fish-shop, located first in Townsville and then Ipswich, acted as a gathering-place for Russians -- Pochernikoff's step-son, John Stepanoff, served in the AIF, too.