Pro Patria – Martti Ilmari Ala-Turkia

Born on the 11th January 1904, Martti Ilmari Ala-Turkia was a farmer in the municipality of Anjala. Married and with 5 children, he returned to service when the reserves were mobilsed in October 1939. As a senior sergeant, he was an inspiration to his men and during fighting at the village of Punnus, Muolaa, he was gravely wounded.

After evacuation to the 11th Field Hospital, he succumbed to his wounds.


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