John David Julius Wirkanen

Born 25.06.1888

Place Nystad (Uusikaupunki), Turku, Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Lutheran

Father John Hendrig Wirkanen

Mother Anna Katherine Wirkanen

Residence before arrival at Australia Left Finland in 1909 and went to Sweden, Germany & England

Arrived at Australia
from London
on 12.08.1912
per Kilmeny
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation Sailor, seaman

service number 6116
enlisted 15.02.1916
POE Liverpool, NSW
unit 1st Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1917
final fate RTA 25.08.1917
discharged 30.11.1917 MU

Naturalisation 1919

Residence after the war Sydney

Died 26.06.1921 aboard steamer 'Our Jack'


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA) (Juho David Julius Wirkanen)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Wirkanen. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 June 1923, p. 8.