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Oliver BURSILL

Regimental number2854
Date of birth3 March 1894
Place of birthDrummoyne, New South Wales
SchoolDrummoyne Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPrinter
Address184 Denison Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, C Bursill, 184 Denison Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 December 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3886 Pte Richard Henry BURSILL, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 17 March 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, Pozieres, France, 24 July 1916; invalided to Newport Hospital, Wales; rejoined unit.

Wounded in action (second occasion), Bullecourt, France, 5 May 1917.

Returned to Australia and discharged, August 1918 (medically unfit).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 September 1975
Place of burialWoronora Crematorium

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