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James Donald OLIVER

Regimental number488
OccupationGovernment Dairy Supervisor
AddressCootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Walter James Oliver, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row B, Grave No. 9), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Emily OLIVER, 'Shaftesbury', Cootamundra, New South Wales. Native of Colac, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 3 February 1915.

Re-enlisted, 15 December 1915, and re-embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A11 'Ascanius', as 200 Sergeant, 39th Bn, A Company, 27 May 1916.

Killed in action, 4 October 1917.

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

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