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John Alfred LEHTONEN

Regimental number115
Place of birthHeleingfors, Finland
SchoolLyceum School, Finland
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionLutheran
OccupationWheeler
AddressBellbrid, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Alfred Lehtonen, 17 Hogbergsgatan, Helsingfors, Finland, Russia
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularIn 1912 he travelled from home to Germany for fulfilling his studies. After beginning of War 1914 left Germany going to America and several other countries. His journeys unknown at home. Came to Australia 1915. (Father)
FateKilled in Action 3 January 1917
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBulls Road Cemetery (Plot I, row B, Grave No. 34), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
41
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents:^Alfred and Emilia LEHTONEN, Hogbergsgatan 17, Helsingfors, Finland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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