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Augustus OATES

Regimental number8
Date of birth20 February 1889
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionProtestant
OccupationBricklayer
AddressStanley Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinEllen Oates, Stanley Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSIG SGT
Unit name8th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: INF7
Promotion date: 29 April 1915

Captain


Unit: INF7
Promotion date: 20 February 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Order of the Distinguished Service Order


'Conspicuous bravery at Pozieres, 25-26 July 1916.'
Recommendation date: 2 August 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateDischarged 12 February 1918
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations in holding the enemy at bay on several occasions with revolver fire, thus enabling the erection of barricades and the evacuation of the wounded. He also organized and led bombing attacks with great courage and skill.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44
Date: 6 April 1916

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