Swen Walter Forsblom

Alias Walter Forsblom (naturalisation)

Born 12.01.1887

Place Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Church of England

Father Swen Frederick Forsblom

Arrived at Australia
from Puget Sound, Washington, USA
on 11.03.1917
per Star of Poland
disembarked at Port Pirie, SA

Residence before enlistment Port Pirie, SA

Occupation 1917 sailor, 1919 painter, 1939 labourer, 1941 linesman

Service 1
service number 3840
enlisted 22.03.1917
POE Port Pirie, SA
unit 5th Pioneer Battalion, 32nd Battalion, 48th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1918-1919
final fate RTA 1.07.1919
discharged 10.09.1919

Service 2 (WWII)
service number S212508
enlisted 5.10.1939
POE Adelaide
unit 4th GB
discharged 9.02.1940

Naturalisation applied in 1917

Residence after the war 1931 Adelaide, 1934 Gumeracha, 1939 Adelaide


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised WWI service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry 1 2 (AWM)

Army payfile (NAA)

WWII service records (NAA) (Forsblom Ivan Walter)

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Newspaper articles

Enlistments at Port Pirie. - Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail, 28 March 1917, p. 2.