Matti Puhakka

Matti Puhakka
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 8 September 1917, p. 26

Alias Matte Puhakka; Martin Pulvakka

Born 18.10.1888

Place Uleaborg (Oulu), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Church of England

Father Carl Puhakka


Wife Hulda Katherina Puhakka (née Pulkkenen), married in Finland in 1930

Arrived at Australia
on ca 1910

Residence before enlistment Brisbane

Occupation 1916 seaman, 1917 horse driver, 1931 seaman

service number 3655
enlisted 2.05.1917
POE Brisbane
unit 47th Battalion, 49th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1918
casualties WIA 1918
final fate RTA 5.04.1919
discharged 14.06.1919

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Melbourne

Died 27.10.1936 killed accidentally at sea on SS Wanganella


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Martin PULVAKKA [PUHAKKA] ex Shipping Vessel 'Ponape' - enquiry by wife (NAA)

Martin Pulvakka (Puhakka) ex "Ponape" - Signed off at Port Adelaide January 1931 (NAA)

Alien registration (NAA)

Death aboard 'Wangenella' (NAA)

Hulda Katarina Puhakka (alien registration) (NAA)

Puhakka Hulda Katariina (naturalisation) (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Fatal fall from ladder. - Shepparton Advertiser, 29 October 1936, p. 5.