Neils William Magnusson

Alias Niels William

Born 3.02.1889

Place Aland Islands, Abo (Turku), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish /Swedish

Religion Church of England

Father Magnus Olesson

Mother Elgena Olsson (Olesson)


Wife Margaret Carmichael, married 1938, Newcastle

Arrived at Australia
on 7.09.1914

Residence before enlistment Newcastle, NSW

Occupation 1916 porter, 1918 rigger, barman, coachman, 1934 carpenter

Service 1
service number 1670
enlisted 15.02.1916
POE Newcastle, NSW
unit 35th Battalion
rank Lance Corporal
place Western Front, 1916-1917
casualties WIA 1917
final fate RTA 26.09.1917
discharged 16.03.1918 MU

Service 2 (Depot)
enlisted 30.09.1918
POE Sydney
rank Private
discharged 31.12.1918

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Sydney, England, 1934 Gunnedah, NSW

Died 1955 Narrabeen, Manly


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Magnussan)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Police court. - Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 9 January 1947, p. 6.