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Regimental number4831
Place of birthIreland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressIllawarra Park Road, Corrimal, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 6.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs H McCloskie, Park Road, Corrimal, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in the St George's English Rifles, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Discharge date11 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, 13 December 1916 (sore feet); transferred to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 14 December 1916; by Ambulance Train to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 15 December 1916; to England, 16 December 1916, and admitted to 2nd London General Hospital, Chelsea, 17 December 1916 (trench feet: severe). Discharged on furlough, 9 March 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 26 March 1917.

Detached for duty with 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 13 April 1917. Transferred to Australian Army Medical Corps Details, Bulford, whilst at No 1 ADH, 1 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Darwin' (nursing staff), 12 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 27 July 1919; discharged, 11 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 February 1930
Place of burialBulli Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCLOSKIE Oswald

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