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Arthur SAARI

Regimental number2402
Place of birthHelsingford Finland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mina Saari, Lahti, Finland, Russia
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry as a runner. He made his way through a heavy barrage, and, though twice buried by exploding shells, delivered an important message. He has always shown great pluck as a runner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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