Carl Magnus Torsten (also Thorston or Thornton) Synnerdahl was born in Tasmania in September 1893. He was divorced from his wife Edith, who he had married in 1919, on grounds of desertion in 1937.
Occupation & interests
Carl Synnerdahl’s profession when he signed up for World War 1 was ‘fisherman’. In October 1933 he was identified as a jeweller on George Street West when he was admitted to hospital after drinking nitric acid, thinking it was rum. In 1940 he was acquitted of a charge of house breaking and another of receiving stolen jewellery.
Synnerdahl was elected to Newtown Council as part of the Lang faction. The long term welfare and lack of employment for other returned soldiers was one of his concerns.
Local government service
Carl Synnerdahl was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1929-31, representing Camden Ward.
‘Newtown Memorial’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 April 1929, p. 7 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16565922
‘Quarter Sessions’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 April 1940, p. 3 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17657043