John Victor Snellman

Born 2.05.1894

Place Hango (Hanko), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Church of England

Father Victor Snellman

Mother Sofia Antfold


Wife Grace Snellman (née Smith), married 1916, Sydney; children Herbert Victor b. 1918, Jack 11.01.1921, William James b. 1923

Arrived at Australia
from South America
on 30.07.1912
per Ritchard de Solar
disembarked at Newcastle, NSW

Residence before enlistment Sydney, Newcastle, Kempsey, Maitland

Occupation 1915 fireman; 1922 postal assistant, 1930 tramway employee

service number 2004
enlisted 22.06.1915
POE Liverpool, NSW
unit 20th Battalion, 18th Battalion
rank Private
place Gallipoli, 1915
final fate RTA 11.05.1916
discharged 26.09.1916

Naturalisation 1922

Residence after the war Sydney, Nambucca Heads, Ballina, NSW

Died 15.02.1973, Ballina, NSW


Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Shellman in error)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) tree

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Private J.V. Snellman. - Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 29 July 1915, p. 6.

Private Jack Snellman. - The Maitland Weekly Mercury, 24 June 1916, p. 4.