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Oswald Urbin TARDENT

Regimental number149
Place of birthRoma, Queensland
SchoolNorthern Road State School, Roma, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRoma, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, MacAlexis Tardent, Yoorne, Roma, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll40
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Is of an honourable French speaking Swiss family, originally from the Valley of the 'Ormonts', Canton of Vaud, Switzerland." (details from sister)
FateDied of wounds 14 June 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Age at death24.3
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialQuerrieu British Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 40), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
106
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mark Alexis and Julie Elise TARDENT. Native of Roma, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousins: Lt Jules Louis TARDENT, 42nd Bn, returned to Australia; 7359 Corporal Emile Auguste TARDENT, returned to Australia; 729 Edward Felix TARDENT, 42nd Bn, killed in action, nr Warneton, Belgium, 31 July 1917.

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