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Emil Alarik AALTONEN

Regimental number982
Date of birth22 May 1880
Place of birthAbo, Finland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressAbo, Finland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 4.75"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinEllen Aaltonen, Abo, Finland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 May 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 January 1916
Discharge date13 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked from Alexandria on board HT 'Ivernia' to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915. Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 14 November 1915 (bronchitis); discharged to duty, 23 November 1915. Admitted to 13th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 November 1915 (jaundice); transferred to HS 'Karapara', 30 November 1915; admitted to Valetta Hospital, Malta, 30 November 1915; transferred to Cottonera Hospital, 9 December 1915 (enteric); embarked on HS 'Essequibo' for Egypt, 7 January 1916; admitted to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis (para-typhoid); discharged to Australia, 28 January 1916.

Embarked from Suez on board HT 'Suffolk', 29 January 1916; disembarked Fremantle, 1 March 1916; discharged, 13 May 1916 (medically unfit: para-typhoid).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Miscellaneous detailsName entered on Embarkation Roll as AALTENEN.
Date of death30 November 1936
Age at death56
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, AALTONEN Emil Alarik

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