John Arman

AWM memorial panel 161

Born 1884

Place Pärnu, Estonia

Ethnic origin Estonian

Religion Lutheran

Father Frederick Arman

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Halifax, Qld, Greta, Haymarket, NSW

Occupation Labourer

service number 3598
enlisted 11.04.1917
POE Sydney
unit 45th Battalion, 56th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1917-1918
final fate KIA 1.10.1918
cemetery 375 Bellicourt British Cemetery, France

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject


Alien registration (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised Roll of Honour circular (AWM)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

John Arman had voluntarily returned to his battalion after taking three weeks' absence without leave in August [1918]. No disciplinary action was taken against Arman, an Estonian who had been a labourer in Australia, but he didn't manage to evade his fate -- he was killed in action on 1 October 1918.