|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Ballarat, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||'Benholme', Webster Street, Ballarat, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Sophie Olden, 'Benholme', Webster Street, Ballarat, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||10th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/15/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A52 Surada on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant-Colonel|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Light Horse Regiment|
Unit: 10th Light Horse
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
Refers 20 September 1918.
List 399 of 29 December 1918.
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No 31938 (11 June 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 72 (2 September 1920).
Distinguished Service Order
'He was in charge of his regiment, which formed the advance guard to the brigade, when the later was ordered to occupy Jenin on the 20th September, 1918. He rapidly cut the roads leading from Jenin north and north east, covering a distance of 11 miles, and thus took prisoners fugitives who were already several miles from the town. During the ensuing night his regiment covered the Nablus road from the south, and captured further prisoners. The total number of prisoners taken in this operation was 8,107 and five guns. He showed great initiative and ability to command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine
Returned to Australia via the United States at own expense to undertake study at the Dental School, University of Pennsylvania; embarked HT 'Baltic', 19 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, Sydney, 6 January 1920; appointment terminated (discharged), 5 April 1920.
Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to War Service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||68|
|Place of burial||Cremated at Karrakatta, Western Australia; ashes scattered at sea.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, OLDEN Arthur Charles Niquet|