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

Residence before enlistment Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle

Occupation Labourer, maintaince worker

Service 1 (Depot)
service number N86502
enlisted 16.02.1918
POE Sydney
discharged 18.02.1918 MU

Service 2
service number 53846
enlisted 17.05.1918
POE Newcastle, NSW
unit 13th Battalion, Graves registration department
rank Private
place France, 1919
final fate RTA 23.09.1919
discharged 3.12.1919

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Parramatta, Sydney

Died 12.04.1980, Sydney


Digitised service records 1 2 (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised court martial file (NAA)

Digitised alien registration (NAA)

Blog article



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.