John Ketvell

Born 18.06.1884

Place Koamisto (?), Vyborg, Finland (now Russia)

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Lutheran


Wife Eva Ketvell, Koamisto, via Vyborg

Residence before arrival at Australia Served 3 years in the Russian Army

Arrived at Australia
on 11.1915

Residence before enlistment Moss Vale, NSW

Occupation Labourer, seaman

Service (Depot)
service number 1058
enlisted 13.01.1916
POE Goulburn, NSW
unit 55th Battalion
rank Private
discharged 7.05.1916 Unlikely to become an efficient soldier

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Kempsey, Newcastle, NSW

Died 28.08.1932, New York, USA (?)


Digitised service records (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Recruiting in Goulburn. - Goulburn Evening Penny Post, 15 January 1916, p. 4.