Olo Yrio Saren from Abo (Turku) in Finland came to Western Australia in 1913 and worked as a wood cutter.
Enlisting in the AIF, he served with the 11th Battalion on the Western Front. In April 1917 he was wounded in the head at the battle for Bullecourt. He rejoined his battalion and in September 1917 was wounded in the hand at Ypres and repatriated to Australia.
After the war he moved to the eastern states and died in a traffic accident in Melbourne.
Fridrich Grusausky, a Baltic German from Riga, came to Melbourne in 1911 as a seaman and absconded from his ship. He was followed by his brother Edward Otto who studied in the Australian Missionary College, while Fridrich became an orchadist.
The first time Friedrich enlisted was in July 1915, but was discharged for medical reasons. Enlisting in February 1916 he was more successful. He served with the 3rd Pioneer Battalion on the Western Front; later he was transferred to the Machine Gun Battalion and wounded in the abdomen in June 1918, but survived and was repatriated to Australia.
After the war he changed his name to Frederick Russell, married an Australian girl, Lillias Amelia Frase, and worked as a hotel keeper in Anglesea, Victoria.