Arnold Berg

Arnold Berg
WWII alien registration (NAA)

Alias original name Arne Kanttinen, since Dec.1910 Arnold Berg

Born 24.07.1894

Place Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Lutheran

Father Jacob Berg (or Josef Johanson)

Mother Ida Jakkola


Wife Carrie Ethel Berg (née Robinson), married in 1918 in England; children Harry b. 1917, Arnold Hjalmar b. 1920, served in AIF in WWII, Hilda Janet b. 1923, served RAN in WWII, Ethel Berg b. 1925, Ronald Berg b. 1926

Arrived at Australia
on 27.02.1917
per Kokohead
disembarked at Port Pirie, SA

Residence before enlistment Adelaide

Occupation 1917 sailor, 1922 fruitgrower and farmer

Service 1
service number 3028
enlisted 12.03.1917
POE Adelaide
unit 43rd Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1918
casualties WIA 1918
final fate RTA 7.11.1919
discharged 15.02.1920

Service 2 (WWII)
enlisted 14.05.1942
POE Rudall, SA
unit 5th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
rank Corporal
discharged 14.12.1945

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war 1922 Greenock, ca 1933 Kilroo, Kielpa, 1951 Tumby Bay, SA

Died 24.05.1982 (25.03.1982?), Brighton, Adelaide


Digitised WWI service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Army payfile (NAA)

Personal case file 1 2 3 4 5 (NAA)

Alien registration 1 2 (NAA)

WWII service records (NAA)

Family tree on

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Newspaper articles

A birthday party. - Advertiser, Adelaide, 27 October 1923, p. 17.

The wine bounty. - Advertiser, Adelaide, 21 October 1926, p. 12.

Drv. A.Berg's experiences as P.O.W. - Port Lincoln Times, 25 October 1945, p. 14.

Kilroo. Welcome home. - Eyre's Peninsula Tribune, Cowell, SA, 29 November 1945, p. 2.

Farewell at Rudall Centre. - Port Lincoln Times, 11 January 1951, p. 10.