Nils Nylander

Born 21.09.1889

Place Nagu, Abo (Turku), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Church of England, Protestant

Father Arthur William Nylander

Mother Hulda Matilda


Wife Dorothy Hilda Nylander (nee Biber), married 1922, Sydney; daughter Joyce Hilda, b. 1923

Arrived at Australia
from Hamburg, Germany
on 14.03.1912
per Clan Galbraight
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation 1914 labourer; 1916 and after the war: scaffolder, foreman bridge carpenter in the railway service

service number 145A
enlisted 6.01.1916
POE Liverpool, NSW
unit 36th Battalion, 34th Battalion
rank Private, Lance Corporal, Corporal (temp)
place Western Front, 1916-1919
casualties WIA 1917 (three times), 1918
awards MM 4.10.1917, (LG 28.01.1918); Bar to MM 12.10.1917, (LG 13.03.1918)
final fate RTA 22.09.1919
discharged 5.01.1920

Naturalisation 1914

Residence after the war Sydney

Died 5.09.1945, Kempsey, NSW


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Recommendations for awards not found in AWM

Biographical file (AWM)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Mr N. Nylander. - The Macleay Chronicle, Kempsey, 12 September 1945, p. 6.