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George James OLIVER

Regimental number1736
Date of birth27 April 1894
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHolbeach, Watson Street, Milang, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.9
Height5' 5.5"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Oliver, Watson Street, Milang, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1 years in the Senior Cadets; 3 years in 76th Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date2 June 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
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

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919

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

Discharge date2 February 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orvieto', 1 November 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 2 February 1920.

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 August 1941
Age at death47
SourcesNAA: B2455, OLIVER George James

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