|Place of birth||Obo, Finland|
|Address||No 9 Poistskatu Obo, Finland|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mimi Ek, No 9 Poistskatu Obo, Finland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||27th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/44/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Pioneer Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Hooge Crater Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 7), Zillebeke, Belgium|
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Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915. Disembarked Alexandria ex Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation). Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Bn, Ismailia, 8 March 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 March 1916.
Found guilty, Belgium, 21 June 1916, of breaking out of ranks without leave: forfeited 2 days' pay.
Found guilty, 16 June 1916, of drunkenness: forfeited 2 days' pay.
Marched in to 5th Army Rest Camp, 12 May 1917; rejoined Bn, 27 May 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
On 21 March 1921 his mother, on receiving his war medals, wrote [translation provided by the Acting Consul, Finnish Consulate, Sydney]: 'Hearty Greetings from Finland. Everything has arrived in good order to its destination. Thank you very much for your trouble. We Finnish people who live here in the beautiful North, in the Country of the thousand lakes wish you Southern people a pleasant and happy summer. Our thanks to you all. Greetings to our countrymen, who live there in the country so far away. A daughter of the North.' Mother's name and address was changed to: Mrs M. Hannu, c/o Pesteljon Koivunen, Klockringaregatan, Abo, Finland.~