Julius Ivar Edmund Nyman

Born 10.02.1889

Place Uleaborg (Oulu), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Lutheran

Father Frans Ivar Nyman

Mother Nathalia Von Hausen


Wife Hilda Frances Nyman (nee Ward)


His sister Ellen Jakobina Nyman married Otto Abram Raisanen

Arrived at Australia
from Finland
on 10.06.1899
per Orient
disembarked at Brisbane

Residence before enlistment Brisbane, Yandina, Qld

Occupation 1910 carpenter, 1916 postal mechanic, 1925 postal electrician

service number 2250A
enlisted 7.02.1916
POE Warwick, Qld
unit 49th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1919
casualties WIA 1917 (twice)
final fate RTA 12.05.1919
discharged 20.08.1919

Naturalisation 1910

Residence after the war Goondiwindi, Mill Hill, Warwick, Qld

Died 24.11.1938, Queensland


Naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Repatriation Medical case file (NAA)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Only a few Finns who had spent longer in Australia had wives here; apart from the small group of families that followed Matti Kurikka's charismatic leadership to north Queensland, Finnish families did not tend to migrate here. Kurikka wanted to found a Finnish colony in north Queensland at the beginning of the 20th century, and among these families there were at least three future Anzacs who arrived as young boys: Julius Nyman, Hjalmari Hannus and Johannes Kotkamaa.