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Evert Isidor BACKMAN

Regimental number6721
Place of birthKristinestad, Finland
AddressWongan Hills, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 9"
Weight194 lbs
Next of kinFather, Eric Andrick Backman, Kristinestad, Finland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Belgium
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXV, Row H, Grave No. 8A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henrick and Selma Josephine BACKMAN
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 April 1917; taken on strength, 16th Bn, 30 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 25 September 1917 (shell wound, right thigh), and admitted to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds (shell wound, chest), 25 September 1917.

Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, 1.75 miles SW of Poperinghe, France.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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