William Nyland

Born 19.09.1891

Place Pargas, Abo (Turku), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Lutheran

Father Karl William Nyland

Mother Hedwig Marie


Wife Ethel Nyland (nee Maclachlan?), married 1920, children John William (1920-2009), served WWII; Grace Pauline MacKay b. 1922, served WWII; Frederick Charles (-1948), and Leslie; wife Fanny Widders, married 1950

Residence before arrival at Australia After leaving Finland worked at sea for 3 years

Arrived at Australia
from Callao, Peru
on 15.07.1912
per Engethorn
disembarked at Newcastle, NSW

Residence before enlistment Catherine Hill Bay, NSW

Occupation Seaman, 1917 machine man (miner), 1921 labourer, 1930 miner

Service (Depot)
service number N75431
enlisted 3.02.1917
POE West Maitland, NSW
rank Private
discharged 5.05.1917

Naturalisation 1921

Residence after the war Sydney, Nords Wharf, Charlestown, Newcastle


Naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

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