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Gustaf Nikolai AALTO

Regimental number7683
Place of birthAbo, Finland
ReligionLutheran
OccupationLabourer
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E. Aalto, Lantinen Katu 21, Abo, Finland
Enlistment date12 October 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date30 June 1919
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Sydney, 19 December 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 16 January 1918; embarked Port Said, 24 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 2 February 1918; entrained Taranto, 5 February 1918; detrained Cherbourg, 12 February 1918; embarked Cherbourg, 12 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 13 February 1918.

Marched in to 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veney, Wiltshire, 13 February 1916.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veney, 22 April 1918 (onychia: ingrown toe nail); discharged to No. 1 Command Depot, 22 May 1918.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, 10 June 1918 (alumnuria); discharged to No. 1 Command Depot, 1 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Shropshire' from Avonmouth, 1 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 16 May 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, 30 June 1919 (medically unfit).

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AALTO Gustaf Nikolai

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