August 24, 2017
- Michael Green, a Finnish seaman from Helsingfors (Helsinki), came to South Australia in 1895 and by the time of his enlistment in the AIF worked as a wharf labourer and sailmaker.
- Enlisting in Port Augusta in May 1917, he was discharged five months later as ‘overage’ (he was 45 by that time).
- It was not possible to trace his life after the war.
Karl Walter Wilhelm Lauren
- Karl Walter Wilhelm Lauren, a Finn from Abo (Turku), came to Australia in about 1910 and was working as a labourer in South Australia.
- Enlisting in the AIF in Adelaide he served with the 43rd Battalion on the Western Front. In July 1918 he was severely wounded and died of wounds a day later.
- His mother was found after the war in Finland.
Gustaf Adolph Peterson
- Gustaf Adolph Peterson, a Finnish carpenter from Vyborg, settled in Newcastle and married an Australian girl Johanna Kelly in 1907; they had five children. By the time of his enlistment in the AIF he was living in Brisbane.
- He enlisted for the first time in November 1916 and was allocated to the Naval Bridging Train. In May 1917, when the unit was disbanded, he reenlisted and served as a sapper with the 8th Field Company Engineers on Western Front.
- After the war he moved to Sydney, where he continued working as a carpenter. His sons Gustave Reinhold and Eric served in the AIF in WWII.
- Jack Steinberg, a Jewish man from Odessa or Brest, worked in Perth as a cabinet maker. He was married.
- He enlisted in the AIF in May 1917, but was discharged two months later for medical reasons.
- After the war he lived in Brisbane. In 1944 he committed suicide.
- Hugo Hanson, a Finnish seaman from Lovisa, came to Australia in about 1915.
- Enlisting in the AIF in Sydney, he served with the 17th Battalion on the Western Front. In August 1918 he was killed at the Amiens advance.
- His family was found in Finland after the war.