Three February 1916 enlistees without service records

March 13, 2016
  • Carl Erickson, a Finnish fireman from Helsinki, came to Australia in 1912. He enlisted in the AIF in New South Wales. He was obviously discharged quickly, as in October 1916 he was registered as an alien in New South Wales.
  • Joseph Hanke, probably a Baltic German, enlisted in the AIF in NSW.
  • William Vassili Peremes, a seaman from Moon (Muhu) Island in Estonia, came to Sydney in February 1916 and enlisted a few days later. He was discharged soon and lived in Melbourne, becoming a waterside worker.