Alfred Axel Syrjalainen
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
per Henry Gibson
disembarked at Melbourne
Residence before enlistment Sydney
Occupation Fireman, labourer, rigger
Service service number 1044
POE Casula, NSW
unit Camel Corps, 14th Light Horse Regiment
place Egypt, Palestine, 1916-1919
final fate RTA 24.07.1919
Residence after the war Sydney, Molong, Yenda, Griffith, Wollongong, Sydney, NSW
Died 16.03.1956, Sutherland, NSW
Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Syra Lainen - in error)
Court martial file (NAA)
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.