Vaino Armos Balhorn

Alias Ballhorn (AIF); William Balhorn (naturalisation)
Born 27.04.1888
Place Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland
Ethnic origin Finnish / Dannish
Religion Church of England
Father Henry Balhorn (Danish); stepfather Brynold Lindholm
Mother Maria Arosin

Wife Gladys Louisa (nee Smith) Balhorn, married 1922 Sydney; sons Sydney Gordon b. 1923 and Allan Vardy b. 1927, both served in the AIF during WWII

Residence before arrival at Australia At sea for 2 years
Arrived at Australia from Western Mexico
on 27.07.1911
per Sailing vessel
disembarked at Newcastle, NSW
Residence before enlistment Sydney, Muswellbrook, NSW
Occupation 1915 Railway worker, 1921 Naval store officer
Naturalisation 1921
Residence after the war Sydney
Died 1970 Yarra, Victoria

Service #1

Service number 2001
Enlisted 26.07.1915
Place of enlistment Liverpool, NSW
Unit 7th Light Horse Regiment; 13th FAB, 51st Battery
Rank Gunner, Signaller
Place Western Front, 1916-1917
Casualties WIA 1917
Awards 9.04.1917 MID (1.06.1917 LG)
Final fate RTA 22.05.1917
Discharged 23.08.1917


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Newspaper articles

Two awards given to govt. men. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 July 1954, p. 13