SAPPER ANDREW MYLLYMAKI
9TH SEPTEMBER 1916 AGE 26
BURIED: ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE
Andrew Millymaki's inscription is in Finnish and means 'Rest in peace beloved, deeply missed'. Sapper Millymaki was born in Canada to Finnish parents. They were among the many Finns who emigrated to Canada in the later part of the 19th Century, Driven from Finland by the increasing Russianisation of the country and lured to Canada by the plentiful opportunities it offered.
Andrew Millymaki was born in White Fish, Ontario but his parents soon moved to settle in New Finland in Saskatchewan. He was studying Engineering at Queen's University, Ontario when the war broke out and enlisted almost straight away on 23 August 1914. He was killed on the Somme two years later.