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Frederick Dudley Weedon OATLEY

Date of birth8 November 1884
Place of birthDouble Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressUmeralla, Cooma, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Andree Adelaide Oatley, Umeralla, Cooma, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mongolia on 8 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment


Unit: 6th Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 1 November 1914

Lieutenant Colonel

Unit: 56th Battalion
Promotion date: 3 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918
Family/military connectionsCousin: 4290 Corporal Clive Julius KAEPPEL, 18th Bn, died of wounds, 24 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front Proceeded to Gallipoli, May 1915.

Invalided to Egypt, thence to London, September 1915 (dysentery). Commenced return to Australia, 27 January 1916.

Re-embarked, 12 August 1916. Posted to 3rd Camel Regiment, 3 September 1916; OC, Anzac Rest Camp, 29 October 1916; taken on strength, Reserve Imperial Camel Brigade, 7 February 1917; 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 20 February 1917.

Transferred to 25th Bn, Western Front, 9 April 1917; 54th Bn, 21 June 1917; 56th Bn (CO), 3 March 1918.

Gassed, 18 April 1918; evacuated to England, 25 April 1918.

Cause of death: gangrene and gas poisoning

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died from the effects of gas poisoning incurred at Villers-Bretonneux, France.

Place of burialWaverley Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales

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