Nicolas KOROTCOFF

KOROTCOFF, Nicolas

Service Numbers: 2063, Q116182
Enlisted: 13 January 1915, Port Douglas, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)
Born: Samara, Russia, 6 December 1891
Home Town: Port Douglas, Cairns, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer, Cane Cutter, Night Watchman
Died: Natural Causes, Cairns, Queensland, 6 September 1965, aged 73 years
Cemetery: Cairns (General) Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

13 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Port Douglas, Queensland
16 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2063, 9th Infantry Battalion
16 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2063, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
22 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2063, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
11 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2063, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
18 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

World War 2 Service

19 Jan 1942: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q116182, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Cairns, Queensland
3 Feb 1944: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q116182, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)

Nicholas Korotcoff

Born: 06 Dec 1891 (also noted as 07 July 1890 on Naturalization papers)
Died: 06 Sep 1965 in Cairns, Qld
Enlisted WW1 on 13 Jan 1915 aged 25... Discharged 18 Mar 1919 aged 29
Enlisted WW2 on 19 Jan 1942 aged 52... Discharged 03 Feb 1944 aged 54

Married Rose Korotcoff (nee Adams) in 1919 (she died in 1931), 2nd marriage to Ethel May Korotcoff (nee King) in 1932
Children: Ethel b.1932, Robert b.1935, and Mary b.1938

Name in Russian- Николай Феоктистович коротков

Nicholas was a Russian soldier who deserted from the Russian army and came to Australia
2063 Pte. Nicholas Korotcoff was a member of the 9th Infantry Battalion, and the 11th Field Artillery Battalion.
In the Second World War he was a member of the Volunteer Defence Corps in Cairns

Further information at http://russiananzacs.net/Korotcoff

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