Kansta Airikka


Alias Konsta

Born 18.05.1888 (parish birth records)*

Place Vyborg, Finland (enlistment); Karppila, Viipurin msrk (now Vysotsk, Russia) (parish birth records)*

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Church of England

Father Johan Airikka

Mother Walborg

Arrived at Australia
from Brazil
on 7.10.1913
per Castle Line
disembarked at Newcastle

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation 1917 ship's carpenter, 1940 carpenter

Service 1 (Depot)
enlisted 20.03.1917
POE Kempsey, NSW
rank Private
final fate 20.06.1917 deserted
discharged 1917

Service 2 (Depot)
service number 3239
enlisted 27.07.1917
POE Seymour, Vic
rank Private
discharged 17.08.1917

Service 3 (WWII)
service number NX29732
enlisted 10.06.1940
POE Paddington, NSW
unit Paddington, Army workshop
final fate Died 1940

Naturalisation 1917

Residence after the war Grafton, Sydney

Died 7.07.1940, Sydney (while in the Army)

Materials

Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

WWII service records (NAA)

*/ Information provided by Jukka Illman

Blog article

Russian

English

Newspaper articles

Soldier fatally injured. - Sydney Morning Herald, 8 July 1940, p. 8.