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Karl Johannes ANDELIN

Regimental number1917
Place of birthHelsingfors, Finland
Other NamesKarl Johann
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
AddressUnion Hotel, King Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Olga Andelin, Masaby Station, Finland
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1917
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 10 June 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 August 1916; disembarked Marseilles; admitted to Stationary Hospital, 16 August 1916 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to Camp Carcassonne, 27 September 1916. Transferred to England (date not recorded).

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 November 1916; taken on strength, 60th Bn, 2 December 1916.

Admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 21 April 1917 (ICT leg); transferred to Convalescent Depot, 30 April 1917; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 30 April 1917; to 11th Convalescent Depot, 5 May 1917. Found guilty, 18 June 1917, of when on active service being out of bounds at St Saens: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 1.

Admitted to 40th Stationary Hospital, Harfleur, 5 July 1917 (ICT leg); transferred to 4th Convalescent Depot, 4 August 1917; to 40th Stationary Hospital, 22 August 1917; to 4th Convalescent Depot, 24 October 1917; rejoined Bn, 7 December 1917.

Wounded in action, 9 April 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 55th Field Ambulance; transferred to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 12 April 1918; to No. 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, 9 May 1918; to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 12 July 1918; rejoined Bn, 2 August 1918.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 August 1918 (influenza); transferred to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, 8 August 1918; to No. 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, 24 August 1918; transferred to 59th Bn and taken on strength, 9 October 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 19 October 1918; rejoined Bn, 8 November 1918.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 February 1919 (scabies); discharged to duty, 10 February 1919. Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 22 February 1919 (ear examination); to 7th Stationary Hospital, 27 February 1919; rejoined Bn, 14 March 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 23 April 1919; commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Lyttleton', 10 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 August 1919; discharged, 20 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 May 1946

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