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Hjalmar NYMAN

Regimental number1221
Place of birthHelsingfors Finland
ReligionLutheran
OccupationSeaman
AddressCannon Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Wilhelmina Nieneinen, Helingsfors, Sornasan, Finland
Enlistment date29 February 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
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 6th September, 1918, to the North West of TINCOURT, No. 1221, Private HJALMAR NYMAN was advancing with his Platoon when he located an enemy machine gun and snipers post on the flank. He immediately got together the nearest Lewis Gun team, and, acting entirely on his own initiative, himself advanced with the team against the enemy, eventually causing their retirement, and inflicting heavy casualties on them. His prompt action on this occasion, saved many casualties amongst his Platoon. His coolness, courage, and absolute disregard of personal safety, set a fine example to the remainder of the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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