Vaino Alexander Simula

Alias Alexander
Born 31.03.1893
Place Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland
Ethnic origin Finnish
Religion Church of England

brother Toivo Jala Simula; wife Mary Janetta Simula (nee Stewart), married 1923; sons Roy Alexander b. 1924, Douglas Robert b. 1925 and one more son.

Arrived at Australia on 1915
per Star of Scotland
Residence before enlistment Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle
Occupation Greaser, labourer, maintaince worker
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject
Residence after the war Parramatta, Sydney
Died 12.04.1980, Sydney

Service #1 – Depot

Service number N86502
Enlisted 16.02.1918
Place of enlistment Sydney
Discharged 18.02.1918 MU

Service #2

Service number 53846
Enlisted 17.05.1918
Place of enlistment Newcastle, NSW
Unit 13th Battalion, Graves registration department
Rank Private
Place France, 1919
Final fate RTA 23.09.1919
Discharged 3.12.1919


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Newspaper articles

Exciting time on a ship. - Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 18 April 1917, p. 10.

"Beauty on jaw". - Sun, Sydney, 1 January 1923, p. 5.

"I saw red". - Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, Parramatta, 14 February 1940, p. 3.