The AIF Project

Alexander HILTUNEN

Regimental number652
Place of birthFinland
ReligionLutheran
OccupationFireman
AddressFreeling, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Mrs Tramen, St Petersburg, Russia
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 November 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Headstone inscription reads: 'A noble Hero, True and Brave, Peacefully rests in a Soldier's grave'. Grave located by AIF Project cemetery expedition led by deputy cemetery invesitgator, Jeff Mattox, assisted by Brian McLauchlan, David McLauchlan, and James Mattox.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 January 1917
Age at death25
Place of burialPort Elliott Cemetery, South Australia

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