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Evert Aleksanter KALLIA

Regimental number3244
Place of birthAbo, Finland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Johanna Kallia, Sala, Wart Sala, Finland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Discharge date5 June 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 10 May 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 20 June 1917. Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 26 July 1917; transferred to 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 29 July 1917.

Sick to hospital, 18 October 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 36th Stationary Hospital, 22 October 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, 24 October 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassis, 25 October 1918; discharged for 14 days' leave, 4 November 1918; readmitted to 31st General Hospital from leave, 9 November 1918; transferred to Boulac Hospital, Cairo, 1 December 1918 (malaria); discharged for sick leave, 10 December 1918. Rejoined 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 4 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulimaroa', 13 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 19 April 1919, to disembark Brisbane; discharged, 5 June 1919.

Medals: Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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