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Oliver Thomas STORER

Regimental number1404
Place of birthBranxholme, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCarmichael Street, Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5. 6"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Storer, Hamilton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in Senior , Infantry; exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Place of enlistmentHamilton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Discharge date28 January 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 27 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 18 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 6 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, right shoulder), and admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to No 2 NZ Stationary Hospital, Hazebrouck, 8 June 1917; to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 9 June 1917; to England, 13 June 1917, and admitted to Frensham Hill Military Hospital; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 June 1917; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia, 25 August 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 October 1917; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 28 January 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, STORER Oliver Thomas

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