Born into a Swedish speaking family in Porvoo, Gustaf Sigurd Hedberg moved to Tampere some time in his youth. He married and had three children while working with as an Insurance Inspector.
He was part of the Headquarters Company of 1st Battalion, Infantry Regiment 16 when it was called up on the 14th October 1939. During the Battle of Tolvajärvi, his unit was assigned to Major Malkamäki’s northern pincer. He was killed in action during the charge across Lake Hirvasjärvi.