Julius Ivar Edmund Nyman came to Australia with his parents in 1899; they were followers of the charismatic Finnish leader Matti Kurikka, who tried to establish a Utopian community in Australia. Julius grew up in Yandina in Queensland, working as a carpenter and postal mechanic.
Enlisting in the AIF in Warwick, he served with the 49th Battalion on the Western Front. In June 1917 he was wounded in the arm at Messines and in the leg at Polygon Wood in September 1917. After the second casualty he was repatriated to Australia.
After the war he married an Australian girl, Hilda Frances Ward, and lived in Warwick working as a postal electrician.
Alexander Snider from Kramkowa in Poland worked as a machine-man in Kurri Kurri, most likely in the mines there.
Enlisting in the AIF in West Maitland, he served with the 34th Battalion on the Western Front; in 1918 he was transferred the Australian Army Ordnance Corps and awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for efficient service there.
After the war he married an Australian girl, Ella Mackenzie, and lived in Ryde, working as a machinist. His son Alexander Matheson Snider served in the AIF in WWII.
Gunnar Karllstrom, a Finn from Helsingfors (Helsinki), came to Australia in 1910 and worked as a labourer in Korumburra, Melbourne, and Ballarat. Already after enlistment in the army he married an Australian girl, Margaret Hanratty, and had a son.
He went with the 39th Battalion to the Western Front in November 1916 and died of wounds in January 1917.
When news about his death reached Ballarat, the flags on the City and Town Halls were flown at half-mast.