August Klemettila

August Klementtila
AWM (P03108.001)

Alias Klementtila and Klamettila (naturalisation)

Born 14.09.1888

Place Vyborg, Finland (now Russia)

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Church of England

Father Jacob Klemettila


Wife Mary Eveline Klemettila (née Wilson), married 1932; children: William John, b. 1932, Peter August b.1935, Michael Lucas b.1936, Theresa Agnes b.1938, Rosa Maria Elizabeth b.1940, Kevin George b.1942

Arrived at Australia
from Finland
on 20.12.1907
per Titru (?)
disembarked at Port Pirie, SA

Residence before enlistment Bowden, SA

Occupation Labourer

service number 3716
enlisted 23.08.1915
POE Adelaide
unit 16th Battalion, 48th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1919
awards 18.10.1918 MM (LG 14 May 1919)
final fate RTA 5.04.1919
discharged 8.07.1919

Naturalisation 1910

Residence after the war Saddleworth, SA

Died 7.08.1943, Adelaide


Naturalisation (NAA) (Klamettila)

Digitised service records (NAA) (Klemettila)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Klemettila)

Digitised recommendation for award (AWM) (Klementilla; in gazetted award Klemettilla)

Mrs Mary Eveline Klemettila - purchase of property Brompton Park SA (NAA)

Studio portrait of 3716 Private August Klemettila (AWM)

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Newspaper articles

Wore medals won by heroes. - News, Adelaide, 26 April 1948, p. 8.