|Place of birth||Lappo, Finland|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Hilda Baer, Nango, Finland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
War service: admitted to hospital, Malta, 4 May 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, 4 June 1915; to Pembroke Camp, 19 June 1915. Admitted to Military Hospital, Forrest, Malta, 2 August 1915 (gonnorrhea); discharged, 31 August 1915; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 30 days. Embarked from Alexandria for Gallipoli, 18 October 1915. Found guilty, Mudros, of being absent from 6.30 am parade, 24 November 1915: awarded 24 hours' detention, forfeited 1 day's pay.
Transferred to DBI Hospital, Abbassia, 10 January 1916; discharged to duty, 21 January 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 15 days. Taken on strength, 14th training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 May 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916; joined 54th Bn, 24 July 1916. Promoted Corporal, 1 September 1916. on leave to United Kingdom, 7 December 1916; rejoined Bn from leave, 22 February 1917. Promoted Sergeant, 26 February 1917. Admitted to 5th Division Rest Station, 26 February 1917 (influenza); rejoined Bn, 7 March 1917.
Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 May 1917 (trench fever); transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, 20 May 1917; to England, 22 May 1917, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital. Granted furlough, 29 June-13 July 1917, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 14 July 1917. Found guilty of (1) absent without leave, noon, 14 September, to 12.10 am, 18 September 1917; (2) absent from 9 am parade, 20 September 1917: severely reprimanded, forfeited 5 days' pay.
Admitted to Sutton Veney Hospital, 22 January 1918 (contused right thigh and muscles); discharged to Overseas Training Depot, 8 February 1918. Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 24 May 1918; discharged, 27 May 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 4 days.
Granted 75 days' leave with pay in England, 30 October 1918-13 January 1919.
Discharged from the AIF in London in consequence of being demobilised, 8 January 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal