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Regimental number1304
Place of birthHoppsal, Finland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 9.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinW Arreta, Hoppal, Russia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th DivArty
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded (slight: date not recorded); admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 13 May 1915; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 26 May 1915; to A & NZ Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 8 July 1915; to Base Details, Zeitoun, 15 July 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915. Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing station, Gallipoli, 10 September 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred by Hospital Ship to No. 1 Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 18 September 1915; to Base, 19 September 1915; to St David's Hospital, Malta, 22 September 1915 (dysentery); to All Saints' Hospital, 7 October 1915; rejoined unit, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to 50th Bn, 29 February 1916; to 4th Division Artillery, 14 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 3 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 13 June 1916. Admitted to 19th Casualty Clearing station, 18 November 1916 (bruised leg and fracture: accidental injury in performance of military duty: soldier not to blame). Soldier was travelling over slippery ground between Ypres and the Somme: gunners dismounted to lead the horses, he slipped and the gun wheel ran over his leg and broke it. transferred by 22nd Ambulance Train to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport, 27 November 1916; to England, 5 December 1916, and admitted to VAD Temporary Exeter, 5 December 1916. Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 February 1917, and granted furlough, 2-6 March 1917 (fracture: severe). Marched in to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Nestor, 22 July 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 21 September 1917; discharged, 2 November 1917. Total war service: 2 years 321 days (of which 2 years 232 days were abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medals notations marked 'returned' (1914-15 Star, 14 May 1927; British War Medal and Victory Medal, 3 March 1924)

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