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Regimental number4088
Place of birthKillinkoski, Finland
ReligionChurch of England
Address658 York Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5.5"
Weight171 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anna Niemi, Killinkoski, Finland
Enlistment date3 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Discharge date29 November 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 3 February 1917 (myalgia); transferred to England, 7 February 1917 (rheumatic fever), and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 8 February 1917. Granted furlough, 16-31 March 1917, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 2 April 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 14 June 1917; rejoined unit, 28 June 1917.

Transferred to 30th Bn, 1 July 1917.

Admitted to 5th Division Rest Station, 2 November 1917 (scabies and bronchitis); rejoined unit, 4 December 1917.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 December 1917 (diptheria contact); rejoined unit, 10 December 1917.

Admitted to 15th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 December 1917 (shell shock); transferred to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 December 1917; to Divisional Rest Station, 18 December 1917; to 54th General Hospital, 7 January 1918; to England, 11 February 1918, and admitted to 4th London General Hospital, Denmark Hill. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 6 March 1918. Granted furlough, 6-21 March 1918, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia for discharge, 12 May 1918 (shell shock and concussion); disembarked Melbourne for onward travel to Sydney, 5 July 1918; discharged, medically unfit, 29 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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