Frans Oscar Fredrikson

Alias Fredrickson

Born 5.05.1878

Place Aland, Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Church of England

Mother Christina Augusta Frederickson


Wife Annie Magdalena Fredrikson (nee Forsyth), married 1924, WA; children Maisie and Norma

Arrived at Australia
from Hamburg, Germany
on 11.1898
per Giv
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Fremantle, WA

Occupation 1906 fisherman, 1916 labourer

service number 6511
enlisted 29.03.1916
POE Fremantle, WA
unit 16th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1917
casualties POW 1917-1918
final fate RTA 3.03.1919
discharged 31.05.1919

Naturalisation 1906

Residence after the war Fremantle, WA

Died 10.12.1940, Fremantle, WA


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Fredrickson)

Red Cross POW file (AWM)

Assistance and medical file 1 1 (NAA)

Personal case file (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Death was accidental. - Daily News, Perth, 9 January 1941, p. 8.

Eldery man's death. - West Australian, Perth, 10 January 1941, p. 6.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Hjalmar Karhu, a Finnish former seaman from Western Australia, gave his account of what he called 'the first "stunt" at Bullecourt' [1917], in which he was wounded as he tried to retreat. 'We reached the second line of enemy trenches. "Fritz" counter-attacked us and our bombs ran short. Our chaps were retreating, and I tried to get back to our lines.' The wounded Karhu was captured by the Germans. Another four Russians were also captured on the same day: three other Finns -- Matti Harsila, Konrat Troyle and Frans Fredrikson -- and Charles Reppe, from Riga, who was one of the first Russians to enlist.