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George Harry OSWALD

Place of birthPort Adelaide South Australia
SchoolWay College; Adelaide District High School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTeacher
Address26 Wellington Road, Maylands, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Vera Oswald, 26 Wellington Road, Maylands, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets, and as an officer in the Cadets.
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was on the unattached list as a Captain for 5 years prior to he outbreak of war. He enlisted on the first day of the war, went into camp on 1 September 1914, and was killed exactly four years later. Awarded the Military Cross.
FateDied of wounds 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingnr St Quentin, France
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and jane OSWALD; husband of Vera A. OSWALD, Angus Road, Lower Mitcham, South Australia. Native of Adelaide, South Australia
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Cecil William Orlando OSWALD, 27th Bn, killed in action, Mont St Quentin, France, 31 August 1918; Cousin: 7533 Pte John Lawson OSWALD, 10th Bn, killed in action, Merris, France, 28 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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