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Grave of the Soldier, 1855. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum

Grave of the Soldier

Artist Tuntematon/Okänd/Unknown

Maamonlahden puisto, Lauttasaari, Helsinki

The memorial is an iron cannon ball with the inscription: “STUPAD VID FÖRSVARET AF DENNA Ö, Å MÖRTNÄS UDDE: DEN 9 AUGUSTI 1855 FRID MED HANS STOFT” (Fell while defending this island, on Särkiniemi August 9, 1855 May he rest in piece). The name of the soldier was Josef Johan Israelinpoika Back.

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