Toivo Jala Simula

David (Toivo) Simula, 1924
(Gaol Inmates/Prisoners Photos Index, NSW SA)

David (Toivo) Simula, 1928
(Gaol Inmates/Prisoners Photos Index, NSW SA)

Toivo Jala Simula
WWII alien registration SP11/2 (NAA)

Alias David

Born 1.02.1892

Place Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Church of England

Father Jacob Aleksander Simula

Mother Emerentia Simula (nee Lindeqvist)


Wife Agnes Frances Simula (nee Leighton), son Leslie Alexander (1935-1936)


Brother Vaino Alexander Simula

Arrived at Australia
on 09.1915
per Belford
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Melbourne

Occupation Seaman

service number 4304
enlisted 6.09.1915
POE Melbourne
unit 5th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1918
final fate RTA 4.07.1919
discharged 10.10.1919

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Sydney

Died 1969 Sydney


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Court martial records (NAA)

Absentees - Private D J Simula... (AWM)

Personal case file 1 2 3 4(NAA)

WWII alien registration 1 2 (NAA)

WWII Security investigation dossier (NAA)

Railway Personal History Card (NSW SA)

Gaol Inmates/Prisoners Photos Index 1870-1930 1 2 (NSW SA)

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Newspaper articles

Sent to the streets. - Truth, Sydney, 10 August 1924, p. 10.

Receiving charge. - Evening News, Sydney, 13 March 1928, p. 10