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John F. A. Soderstrom

Private

58th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: J. Gillies
  • Plaque: 1701

Additional Info

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Biography

John Frederick Allen Soderstrom was born in Ballarat, and enlisted there on 10th July 1915. He was 20 years old, single and a worker in the woollen mills. He joined the 8th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 3149. Later he was transferred to the 58th Infantry Battalion. On the 2nd February 1917 he was killed in action in the frontline trenches, and is buried in Bancourt British Cemetery, France.
Tree No. 1701

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour