Alfred Axel Syrjalainen

Alfred Axel Syrjalainen
(Gaol Inmates/Prisoners Photos Index, NSW SA)

Born 22.11.1892

Place Vyborg, Finland (now Russia)

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Russian Orthodox

Father Matti Syrjalainen


Wife Dorris Syrjalainen (née Thrift), married 1928, son William George, served in WWII

Arrived at Australia
from Capetown, South Africa
on 04.1912
per Henry Gibson
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation Fireman, labourer, rigger

service number 1044
enlisted 9.02.1916
POE Casula, NSW
unit Camel Corps, 14th Light Horse Regiment
rank Trooper
place Egypt, Palestine, 1916-1919
final fate RTA 24.07.1919
discharged 13.10.1919

Naturalisation 1919

Residence after the war Sydney, Molong, Yenda, Griffith, Wollongong, Sydney, NSW

Died 16.03.1956, Sutherland, NSW


Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Syra Lainen - in error)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Court martial file (NAA)

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

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Newspaper articles

Returned soldier and hotel keeper shot dead. Russian Finn arrested. - The Mercury, Hobart, 19 February 1920, p. 5.

Molong tragedy. - Western Champion, Parkes, 19 February 1920, p. 18.

Appalling double tragedy. - Molong Argus, 20 February 1920, p. 4.

Molong tragedy. Statement by the accused. - Singleton Argus, 28 February 1920, p. 5.

Acquitted. The Molong shooting case. - The Bathurst Times, 15 April 1920, p. 2.

Molong tragedy. Accused acquitted. - Singleton Argus, 17 April 1920, p. 6.

Guilty of manslaughter. - Barrier Miner, Broken Hill, 17 April 1920, p. 3.

Judge frees old man. - Brisbane Telegraph, 4 November 1953, p. 10.