Alexander Mike (his true name was Maiko), a Belarusian from Zatitova Sloboda in Minsk Province, in 1909 left Russia for Canada. After working in Canada and the USA, he came to Australia in 1915. After working on railway construction and as a farm labourer, he enlisted in the AIF in Sydney.
He served with the 30th Battalion on the Western Front. In May 1918 he was severely wounded in the chest at the battle for Corbie.
After the war, having spent many months in hospitals, he started farming in Gosford. In 1924 he married an Australian girl, Florence May Gallard, and raised a family, writing his memoirs for them.
Frederick Henry Norrgrann, a sailor from Kristinestad in Finland, came to Australia in 1912 and was farming near Port Stephens in NSW.
Enlisting in the AIF, he served with the 35th Battalion on the Western Front. In October 1917 he was wounded at Passchendaele in the leg, but recovered and rejoined his unit in September 1918. Three weeks later he was killed during the advance on Hindenburg Line.