John Tosold

John Tosold as POW
D3597, 5369 (NAA)

John Tosold with family
A435, 1946/4/4178 (NAA)

Alias Johann Tosold; John Tossold

Born 31.05.1876 (or 1870)

Place Bichl (?), Poland or Gratz, Styria [Stiermark], Austria; Russian Poland (enlistment)

Ethnic origin German

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Fransis Tossold

Mother Mary Tosold


Wife Hanna (Johanna) Tossold, married 1922, children Stella b. 1923, Vera b.1925, William John b.1930

Residence before arrival at Australia Was a sailor in British Mercantile Marines

Arrived at Australia
from Austria
on 15.12.1906
per Gerrone
disembarked at Fremantle, WA

Residence before enlistment Port Adelaide, Cleve SA, Kalgoorlie WA

Occupation 1914 labourer; 1931 farmhand; 1946 contractor

Service (Depot)
service number S11894
enlisted 12.05.1917
POE Port Lincoln, SA
discharged 11.06.1917 being ineligible for enlistment in the AIF, interned as POW

Naturalisation Enlisted as naturalised American, naturalised in Australia in 1946

Residence after the war 1919 deported to Austria, 1927 returned to Australia, lived in Cleve, SA

Died 4.02.1957, Adelaide, South Australia


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised photograph as enemy alien in Liverpool Camp 1 2 (NAA)

Digitised alien registration 1 2 (NAA)

Digitised application for naturalisation (NAA) (Tossold)

Application for return to Australia (NAA)

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