Niilo Kara


Niilo Kara
Olavi Koivukangas, Australian Joukoissa Surmansa Saaneet Suomalaiset Vuosina 1914-18. In: Suomalaiset Ensimmäisessä Maailmansodassa, 2004

Alias Nillo; Nulo; Nülo; Neil Ferdinand (WWII)

Born 25.05.1894

Place Pihlajavesi, Tampere, Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Lutheran

Father Nicholas Kara

Arrived at Australia
from Finland via Sweden
on 1.01.1914
per Lock Dorridon
disembarked at Port Adelaide

Residence before enlistment Corinda, Victoria

Occupation Before arrival to Australia: sailor; 1915 railway labourer, 1917 wheat farmer, prospector, sugar cane cutter, 1940 miner

Service 1
service number 1682
enlisted 28.05.1915
POE Melbourne
unit 24th Battalion
rank Private
place Gallipoli, 1915
casualties WIA 1915
final fate RTA 28.01.1916
discharged 20.08.1916

Service 2 (WWII)
service number QX2268
enlisted 2.04.1940
POE Townsville, Qld
unit 7th div. HQ
rank Sergeant
place Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, New Guinea
discharged 26.11.1946

Naturalisation 1939 - applied for naturalisation

Residence after the war 1917 Manangatang, Vic; 1939 Greenvale via Charters Towers, Mount Isa, Ingham and all states in Australia

Died 23.10.1947, Qld

Materials

Naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised WWI service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Personal case file (NAA)

WWII service records 1 2 (NAA)

Allotment ledger, pay ledger and history cards (NAA)

WWII war graves cards (NAA)

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