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Darcy Robert OATES

Regimental number2125
Place of birthHuonville Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Ernest Oates, Grove PO, Huon, Tasmania
Previous military service93rd Infantry
Enlistment date19 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 23 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 3 December 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 November 1918

Military Medal

'Near WARNETON, during a raid on the enemy on night of 30th November/1st December, 1917, this man displayed conspicuous bravery. With his section he rushed a large party of the enemy with great determination and inflicted heavy casualties with bomb and bayonet. He personally accounted for at least nine of the enemy. He was a splendid example of coolness and courage. Strength of raiding party - 4 Officers and 82 other Ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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