John Victor Snellman

Born 2.05.1894
Place Hango (Hanko), Finland
Ethnic origin Finnish
Religion Church of England
Father Victor Snellman
Mother Sofia Antfold
Family 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
Naturalisation 1922
Residence after the war Sydney, Nambucca Heads, Ballina, NSW
Died 15.02.1973, Ballina, NSW

Service #1

Service number 2004
Enlisted 22.06.1915
Place of enlistment Liverpool, NSW
Unit 20th Battalion, 18th Battalion
Rank Private
Place Gallipoli, 1915
Final fate RTA 11.05.1916
Discharged 26.09.1916


Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (Shellman in error)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) tree

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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.