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Oscar Gordon HARTSMAN

Regimental number2831
Place of birthSt Kilda, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationNews agent
AddressHampton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Hartsman, Hampton Street, Hampton, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date2 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 14th Bn, Ismailia, 8 January 1916.

Attached to 3rd Signal Company, 27 January 1916; taken on strength as Sapper, 1 February 1916.

Taken on strength, 4th Divisional Signal Company, Tel el Kebir, 9 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Sick to hospital, 12 September 1916; rejoined unit, in the field, 20 September 1916 (no further details recorded).

Appointed Lance Corporal, 2 June 1917.

Promoted Temporary 2nd Corporal, 24 November 1917; 2nd Corporal same day.

On leave to United Kingdom, 18 June 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 28 June 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 26 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 11 September 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 8 September 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 9 January 1919; transferred to England, 15 January 1919; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 16 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Warwickshire', 5 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 2 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 January 1960
Place of burialWodonga Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARTSMAN Oscar Gordon

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