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Edward George OSWALD

Regimental number888
Date of birth17 July 1897
Place of birthPort Lincoln, South Australia
Other NamesOSWALD, Edmund George
SchoolFlinder's Street and Parkside Public Schools, Adelaide; Curramulka Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address356 Carrington Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7.25"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMrs Alice Oswald, 356 Carrington Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 February 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 December 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date19 April 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Napier', 23 December 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 8 February 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 19 April 1920.

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

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death6 November 1938
Age at death41
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 1A, Grave No. 4 East), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, OSWALD Edward George

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