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Avro Malahuar TORNROOS

Regimental number6908A
Place of birthRauma, Finland
Other NamesTORNROOS, Avoo Malakiias
SchoolPublic School, Finland
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarm hand
AddressLeongatha, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Tornroos, Rauma, Finland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 June 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 June 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll6908
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 October 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death27
Place of burialCalvaire Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
103
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917.

Embarked Alexandria, 8 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 13 January 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 24 January 1918, and marched in to 66th Training Bn, Fovant.

Admitted to Carriers' Centre Hospital, Sutton Veny, 26 March 1918 (meningitis); marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton, from hospital, 9 May 1918.

Marched out to 2nd Training Brigade, Fovant, 11 June 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 July 1918; taken on strength, 24th Bn, in the field, 14 July 1918.

Wounded in action, 23 July 1918 (gas shell), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 25 July 1918, and admitted to 16th USA General Hospital, Le Treport; 26 July 1918; transferred to Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 9 August 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 7 September 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 12 September 1918.

Killed in action, 5 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as TORNROSS.
SourcesNAA: B2455, TORNROOS Avro Malahuar

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