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Oscar Donald HASSAM

Regimental number51
Place of birthMorton Grange, South Australia
SchoolPublic School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDelahay, Brighton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Hassam, Brighton, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Forces
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentColour SGT
Unit name10th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Provost Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular10th Battalion, 2nd Brigade C Company. First landing party at Gallipoli
FateDied of wounds 20 May 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death23.4
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialGlisy Communal Cemetery (In South-West Corner), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Frances HASSAM, Brighton, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: Major I. Cambell Johnson, deceased. Cousin: Lieut Edwin Cambell Johnson, dec'd
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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