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George James OLIVER

Regimental number1736
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressHolbeach, Watson Street, Milang, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Oliver, Watson Street, Milang, South Australia
Enlistment date2 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 9 April 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In command of his platoon, he made a successful reconnaissance in force, in spite of adverse weather conditions and heavy shell fire, and established an outpost line on ground gained. Later, when the enemy gained a footing in the line, he led his platoon forward, and by his personal courage and leadership he drove back the enemy, and re-established the line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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