August Klemettila

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
Naturalisation 1910
Residence after the war Saddleworth, SA
Died 7.08.1943, Adelaide

Service #1

Service number 3716
Enlisted 23.08.1915
Place of enlistment 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


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Newspaper articles

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