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Frans Hjalmar JANSSON

Regimental number1186
Place of birthNaantali, Finland
ReligionLutheran
OccupationSeaman
AddressJohn Street, Davington, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6.75"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Anna Tiitiner, Draksfiord, Kimdo, Finland
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of defective vision)
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
FateDischarged on account of desertion 21 July 1920
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 6 June 1916.

Court of Inquiry held on board HMAT 'Wandilla' at sea, 14 July 1916, found that Pte JANSSON had 'illegally absented himself without leave at Fremantle Western Australia on the 12th day of June, 1916. That he is still so absent ... '

Discharged in consequence of desertion, being illegally absent from 12 June 1916 to 21 July 1920.

Deemed ineligible for any war medals.

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