Emil Everd Hofdahl

Alias Emil Evered Hofdohl (alien registration)

Born 5.06.1889

Place Tammerfors (Tampere) or Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Church of England

Mother Wihelmina Hofdahl

Residence before arrival at Australia 6 years of experience on the sea

Arrived at Australia
on 7.10.1916
per Cumberland
disembarked at deserted the ship

Residence before enlistment Melbourne

Occupation Engineer & fitter

Service (Depot)
enlisted 18.08.1917
POE Melbourne
unit Australian General Hospital
rank Orderly
discharged 04.1918

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject


Digitised service records (NAA)

Application to enlist in the AIF (NAA)

Intelligence section file (NAA)

Memo re Emil Hofdahl (digitised) (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

International conflict. - Advertiser, Footscray, 18 August 1917, p. 3.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

In April 1918 staff at the Australian General Hospital in Melbourne became suspicious of Emil Hofdahl, a Finnish seaman and engineer who was serving as a hospital orderly there: 'The impression there is that he is a German ... When Petrograd fell he expressed himself as being glad' -- even though he had a Swedish surname and spoke no German, that was enough to discharge him.