Ivan Helfrid Swanston enlisted in Ballarat, Victoria at the age of 30 on the 21st of February 1916. He had been born in Carlshamn, Sweden, was single, and was employed as a Sail Maker. He volunteered and was stationed with the 8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement later transferring to the 59th Battalion as Regimental number 5238. He was discharged and Returned to Australia on the 5th of July 1919. Tree number 2153.