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George Norman OLDS

Regimental number1054
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
OccupationMetal ceiling fixer
Address'Tokio', Frederick Street, Rockdale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Ann Olds, 'Tokio', Frederick Street, Rockdale, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty under fire (Pozieres).'
Recommendation date: 10 August 1916

FateKilled in Action 23 March 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBapaume Communal Cemetery (Row III, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Gilbert and Margaret Anne OLDS, "Alverton", Fredrick Street, Rockdale, New South Wales

Military Medal

For bravery in the Field.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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