Waine Henry Pontynen


Waine Henry Pontynen
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 14 July 1917, p. 27

Alias Wains Harry; William Henry

Born 9.08.1891

Place Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Lutheran

Father Henrik Pontynen

Mother Aorolra Pontynen

Family

Wife Catherine Pontynen (Sharp, née Cummins), married 1919 in England, child Eva Catherine b. 1922

Residence before arrival at Australia After leaving Finland was in Norway for 3 years, in England for 3 years, in USA for 2 years

Arrived at Australia
from New York, USA
on 2.09.1916
per Port Adelaide
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment NSW, Brisbane

Occupation 1917 sailor, 1923 house painter

Service
service number 814
enlisted 10.04.1917
POE Brisbane
unit 12th MG Battalion, 4th MG Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1918-1919
final fate RTA 20.12.1919
discharged 14.03.1920

Naturalisation 1923

Residence after the war Brisbane

Materials

Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Pontynen, Waino Harry - naturalized 17 May 1923 (NAA)

Applications for letter patent for inventions (NAA)