Franse Frederick Swanson

Franse Frederick Swanson
Service records B2455 (NAA)

Alias Original name Saarinen; Francis Frederick Swanson

Born 22.07.1883

Place Oban (Obau?), Finland

Ethnic origin Finnish

Religion Methodist

Father Frederick Saarinen


Wife Ruby Dorothy Swanson (nee Bright), married 1914 in Adelaide. Children: Jack Monash Swanson, b. 1913; Roy Albert Frederick Swanson, b. 1915; Eileen Dorothy Swanson, b. 1920; Leslie Gordon Swanson, b. 1923 (three sons served in the AIF in WWII)

Residence before arrival at Australia Served for 2 years as AB seaman on HMS "Albatross" (Canada)

Arrived at Australia
on 1899
per Orient
disembarked at Port Adelaide

Residence before enlistment Torrensville, SA

Occupation Ship's carpenter

service number 4885
enlisted 15.11.1915
POE Adelaide
unit 10th Battalion, 50th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1917
casualties POW 1917-1918
final fate RTA 5.03.1919
discharged 3.07.1919

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Adelaide

Died 9.04.1943, Adelaide


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised Red Cross wounded and missing file (AWM)

Red Cross POW file (AWM)

South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau file

Army payfile (NAA)

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