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Oswald Philip HUNT

Regimental number2335
Place of birthMaryborough Qld
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address277 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Agnes Hunt, 277 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 27 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For marked gallantry during the operations near Geneve on 7-8 October, 1918. He was responsible for a company getting on the jumping off tape in time for the attack, and guided them on to the tape under heavy fire. During the attack, he, at the head of a party, rushed an enemy post, killing several and wounding the remainder of the garrison.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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