Oswald Ross LAW

Regimental number1026
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolVidetto College, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJournalist
AddressMarlborough Road, Westbourne Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Howard Law, Marlborough Road, Westbourne Park, South Australia
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
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2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF48
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMentioned for great gallantry for repelling counter attack and taking charge of company when OC was killed. In Major Gen Cox's despatch (August 6, 1916).
FateKilled in Action 14 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialSunken Road Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 12), Contalmaison, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
146
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Oswald and Mary LAW, Albert Street, Dulwich, South Australia. Native of Sydney