|Place of birth||St Kilda, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A Hartsman, Hampton Street, Hampton, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||14th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/31/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Divisional Signal Company|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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 death|
|Place of burial||Wodonga Cemetery, Victoria|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HARTSMAN Oscar Gordon|