Alexander Puho

Born 17.06.1896

Place Olustvere, Estonia

Ethnic origin Estonian

Religion Presbyterian

Father Hans Puho

Mother Mary


Wife Constance Lilian Puho (née Stone), married 1921, Sydney; children Alexandra Lilian b. 1921; Esta Mary b.1924, served in the AIF in WWII; Blanchie Edna b.1926; Alexander William b. 1927

Arrived at Australia
from London
on 16.02.1914
per Commonwealth
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Leeton, NSW

Occupation 1916 locomotive fireman, loco firelighter, 1927 dairy farmer; 1935 banana grower

service number 5651
enlisted 14.04.1916
POE Cootamundra, NSW
unit 18th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1917
casualties WIA 1917
final fate RTA 10.09.1917
discharged 22.02.1918 MU

Naturalisation 1928

Residence after the war Sydney, Lower Bucca NSW, 1935 Woolgoolga, via Glenneigh, NSW

Died 10.12.1980, Woolgoolga, NSW


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Investigation Branch file (NAA)

Family tree on

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Alleged forgery. - Coffs Harbour Advocate, 16 December 1938, p. 4.

Woolgoolga. Diggers annual meeting. - Coffs Harbour Advocate, 3 February 1942, p. 2.

Bush fires recur. - Daily Examiner, Grafton, 29 August 1942, p. 4.

Banana growers criticise migrants. - Daily Examiner, Grafton, 13 February 1952, p. 4.