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John Lawson OSWALD

Regimental number7533
Place of birthParkside, Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolGilles St Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
Other trainingBusiness College, Adelaide, SA
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGrange, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J M Oswald, Sea View Road, Grange, South Australia
Enlistment date27 August 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed in the Junior and Senior Cadets, and in the Citizen Military Forces (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
FateKilled in Action 28 June 1918
Place of death or woundingMerris, France
Age at death20.2
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialLa Kreule Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 20), Hazebrouck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John McDonald and Helen OSWALD, Sea View Road, Grange, South Australia. Native of Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousins: Lt Cecil William Orlando OSWALD, 27th Bn, killed in action, Mont St Quentin, France, 31 August 1918; Captain George Harry OSWALD MC, 43rd Bn, died of wounds, St Quentin, France, 1 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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