William Frederick Floessell

Born 12.08.1880

Place Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Lutheran

Father Ernest Wilhelm Floessel*

Mother Johanne Severine Johnsen*


Wife Lilian Maude Floessell (nee Buchanan), married 1908 Christchurch, New Zealand; children Brian (Cedric) Graham, b. 1909 and Ernest Bruce

Residence before arrival at Australia Was educated in Europe

Arrived at Australia
on Ca 1908

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation Civil engineer and inventor

service number 2165
enlisted 20.03.1916
POE Sydney
unit 56th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1917
final fate RTA 26.09.1917
discharged 27.12.1917 MU

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Sydney

Died 24.12.1958, Sydney*


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Application for assistance (NAA)

Application for copyright (NAA)

*\ Family Tree on Ancestry.com

Blog article



Newspaper articles

In equity. - Sydney Morning Herald, 4 June 1910, p. 6.

New master university coaching college. - Freeman's Journal, Sydney, 17 July 1913, p. 25.

Floessel W.F. To the editor of the Herald. - Sydney Morning Herald, 5 October 1915, p. 5.

Saints and Soldiers (Harley Matthews). - World's News, Sydney, 12 October 1918, p. 29.