Owen Wildman, Queenslanders who fought in the Great War, 
Place Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland
Ethnic origin Finnish
Father Matti Hannus, arrived in Australia with family in 1900, nat. 1904
Mother Eva Johanna Saarela
Wife Norma Gwendoline Hannus (nee Franklin), married 1922, Qld
Arrived at Australia
disembarked at Brisbane
Residence before enlistment Chillagoe, Nambour, Brisbane, Atherton, Qld
Service service number 2074
unit 41st Battalion, 3rd Pioneer Battalion
place Western Front, 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1917
final fate RTA 27.05.1919
Naturalisation 1904 (with father)
Residence after the war Tolga, Innisfail, Brisbane
Died 16.09.1930, Qld
H. Hannus. Tinaroo shire roads. - Northern Herald, Cairns, 23 February 1921, p. 38.
H. Hannus. Cooperation and the primary producer. - Cairns Post, 10 March 1921, p. 2.
J. McMahon. Malanda, the heart of the Tablelands. - Cairns Post, 14 October 1922, p. 9.
Tolga social. - Northern Herald, Cairns, 18 December 1929, p. 43.
Wildman, Owen, Queenslanders who fought in the Great War, , pp. 78-79.
From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:
Only a few Finns who had spent longer in Australia had wives here; apart from the small group of families that followed Matti Kurikka's charismatic leadership to north Queensland, Finnish families did not tend to migrate here. Kurikka wanted to found a Finnish colony in north Queensland at the beginning of the 20th century, and among these families there were at least three future Anzacs who arrived as young boys: Julius Nyman, Hjalmari Hannus and Johannes Kotkamaa.