Bertie Arvid Sandstrom

Alias Arvid Strong (stated to be his name after discharge)

Born 1893

Place Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Church of England

Father Arvid Sandstrom

Arrived at Australia

Residence before enlistment Melbourne

Occupation Seaman

service number 5195
enlisted 26.01.1916
POE Brunswick, Vic.
unit 5th Battalion, 57th Battalion, 60th Battalion, 59th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1918
final fate RTA 15.05.1919
discharged 25.09.1919

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Court martial file (NAA)

Records of the Assistant Provost Marshal 1 2 (AWM)

Personal case file (NAA)


Group portrait of members of A Company of the 59th Battalion E03806 & E03806K (reference copy) (AWM)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Two Russians enlist. - The Argus, Melbourne, 25 January 1916, p. 7, 8.