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
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject
Residence after the war Kempsey, Newcastle, NSW
Died 28.08.1932, New York, USA (?)

Service #1 – Depot

Service number 1058
Enlisted 13.01.1916
Place of enlistment Goulburn, NSW
Unit 55th Battalion
Rank Private
Discharged 7.05.1916 Unlikely to become an efficient soldier


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Newspaper articles

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