Olaf Andrew SIDEN

Regimental number3233
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressSouth Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Blanche Siden, 12 Oxford Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date13 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous powers of leadership and devotion to duty in action East of YPRES on 4th October 1917. He acted as Company Sergeant Major and was of the greatest assistance in re-organising the Company when the objective was reached. He worked practically without rest for two days, yet was unflagging in his energy and cheerfulness and inspired great confidence in all members of the Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal