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Oswald Hector LIGHTBODY

Regimental number2514
Place of birthPortland, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSchool teacher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMrs Annie Lightbody, Bridgewater, near Portland, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column Section 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'(E. of Ypres) Great personal courage and splendid example in carrying out rescue work under heavy fire.'
Recommendation date: 1 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee R2514 Oswald Hector LIGHTBODY for second period of service. Marital status entered as Single; in fact he was a widower: married 1912, wife died 1913.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LIGHTBODY Oswald Hector

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