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Charles Harold ORAM

Regimental number6329
Place of birthBrentwood Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressJoel Joel, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Oram, Joel Joel, Victoria
Enlistment date1 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For extreme gallantry and devotion to duty as voluntary stretcher bearer.' (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 5 November 1917

Bar to Military Medal


'Work at Herleville Wood on 23 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 30 August 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 3 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For extreme gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on DECLINE COPSE, East of ZONNEBEKE on 26th October, 1917. Throughout the operation as a voluntary stretcher bearer he attended to wounded under heavy shell fire, showing an absolute disregard for his own personal safety, and setting an inspiring example to all who saw him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Bar to Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 6328 Pte William Albert ORAM, 1st Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 18 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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