David Silvester Ravolaine


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David Silvester Ravolaine
(courtesy of Maija Kerkela)

Alias Ravoline, Ravolainen

Russian spelling

Раволайне
Finninsh spelling Taavi Sylvester Ravolainen*

Born 14.11.1888

Place Mikkeli Parish, Vyborg, Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Lutheran

Father David Ravolaine

Arrived at Australia
from Hoquim, Washington, USA
on 31.10.1910
per John C Meyer
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney, Bourke, Muswellbrook, Narrabri, Wee Waa, NSW

Occupation Sailor, labourer

Service
service number 2731
enlisted 3.06.1915
POE Liverpool, NSW
unit 3rd Battalion
rank Private, Lance Corporal
place Western Front, 1916
final fate KIA 24.07.1916
cemetery Pozieres British Cemetery
memorial 26 Villers-Bretonneux, France

Naturalisation 1915

Materials

Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Roll of Honour (AWM)

Memorial in the shape of a wooden cross commemorating D Company 3rd Infantry Battalion, AIF members who died at the battle of Pozieres P09990.001 (AWM)

  • Information from Maija Kerkela

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