John August Nyholm

AWM memorial panel 11

Born 4.08.1875

Place Vaasa, Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Methodist

Father J. Nyholm

Mother Rita Nyholm

Residence before arrival at Australia Served through the South African war (1899-1902) in Queens Squadron Combined Cadet Force

Arrived at Australia
from Cape Town, South Africa
on 7.01.1907
per Inverness
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney, Lithgow, Clarence deviation works

Occupation Bricklayer

service number 638; 748
enlisted 24.03.1915
POE Liverpool, NSW
unit 20th Battalion, 1st FAB
rank Private, Gunner
place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front, 1916
final fate KIA 5.11.1916
memorial 26 Villers-Bretonneux, France

Naturalisation 1910


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised Red Cross wounded and missing file (AWM)

Roll of Honour (AWM)

Medal Roll South Africa - Second Boer War (The National Archives of the UK, Kew)

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Newspaper articles

To pass the doctor. Russian Finn's sacrifice. - The Argus, Melbourne, 25 March 1915, page 10