Ravolaine, Adamson, Hendrickson

June 9, 2015

David Ravolaine

  • David Ravolaine, a Finnish sailor from Vyborg, came to Australia in 1910 and worked as a labourer in Bourke, Muswellbrook, Narrabri, and Wee Waa in NSW.
  • Enlisting in the AIF, he was appointed Lance Corporal and joined the 3rd Battalion on the Western Front. In July 1916 he was killed in the Battle for Pozieres.

Hendrik Adamson 

  • Hendrik Adamson from Pärnu in Estonia came to Australia, probably as a sailor, in 1913 and settled in Port Adelaide.
  • He served with the 10th Battalion on the Western Front, was wounded in June 1916 and was returned to Australia as medically unfit.
  • After the war he lived in South Australia.

John Hendrickson

  • John Hendrickson, a Finnish seaman, served for three years in the Russian Army before coming to Australia.
  • Enlisting in the AIF, he reached Gallipoli at the time of the evacuation of the troops in December 1915 and continued his service on the Western Front with the 29th Battalion. In December 1916 he was wounded at the Somme, but returned to the trenches; a few days later he died from a stroke. At that time he was 42 years old.