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Cecil William Orlando OSWALD

Place of birthSemaphore, South Australia
SchoolLe Fevre Model School; Way College, Adelaide, South Australia
AddressSemaphore, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Oswald, Rose Street, Sandwell, Sempahore, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 November 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name27th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularA keen rower (Mercantile Rowing Club; coach of the Young Ladies Rowing Club, Adelaide).
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialHebecourt British Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Anlaby Station, Barossa Valley, Roll of Honour ('Anlaby Employees who enlisted during the War: Pro Rege et Patria'). Parents: William J and Jane OSWALD, Rose Street, Sandwell, South Australia. Native of Semaphore, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis
Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain George Harry OSWALD MC, 43rd Bn, died of wounds, St Quentin, France, 1 September 1918; Cousin: 7533 Pte John Lawson OSWALD, 10th Bn, killed in action, Merris, France, 28 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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