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Oscar Alfred HORSTEN

Regimental number3830
Place of birthIsisford, Mananoa, Queensland
SchoolState School, Isisford, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressIsisford, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Isisford, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at age 28 years 3 days.
FateDied of wounds 24 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBrighton Borough Cemetery (ZIX. 16), Sussex
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
148
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ferdinand and Elizabeth HORSTEN, Isisford, Queensland
Other detailsWar service: France. Wounded at Pozieres, France; died at 2nd Eastern General Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Place of burialBrighton Borough Cemetery, England

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