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Jos Wm Wheeler OSBORN

Regimental number1246
Place of birthColeraine Victoria
AddressWallacedale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John Osborn, Wallacedale via Condah, Victoria
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He rallied part of his platoon in the open under fire. Though twice wounded he remained with his men till ordered away.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1247 Pte John Alex OSBORN, 23rd Bn.

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