Vaina Tamppinen

Vaina Tamppinen
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 26 January 1918, p. 26

Born 6.08.1899

Place Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Church of England

Father Matti Tamppinen

Mother Hilma Karjalainen


Wife Lillian Grace Edith May Krosch, married 1932, Queensland

Arrived at Australia
on 1900

Residence before enlistment Nambour, Qld

Occupation 1917 fruit farmer, 1936 carrier, 1943 labourer, 1954 storekeeper

service number 5368
enlisted 9.11.1917
POE Brisbane
unit 31st Battalion, Australian Graves Detachment
rank Private
place Western Front, 1918-1919
final fate RTA 25.09.1919
discharged 11.12.1919

Naturalisation Served as naturalised British subject

Residence after the war 1936 Kidaman Creek, Nambour, 1943 Nambour, 1954 San Jose Estate

Died 28 July 1980, Nambour, Qld


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Pension case file (NAA)

Medical case file (NAA)

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Newspaper articles

Fatality at circus. - Mercury, Hobart, 7 December 1925, p. 5.

Weddings. Tamppinen-Krosch. - Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser, 26 August 1932, p. 8.

V. Tamppinen. Nambour & district war memorial. - Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser, 20 September 1946, p. 7.

Finish Pioneers. - Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser, 25 May 1951, p. 9.