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Oswald Birkhead CHANNON

Regimental number5571
Place of birthAdelong New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPost and Telegraph assistant
AddressWyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Alice Channon, Mann Street, Gosford, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has not only kept the unit's returns and correspondence in first class order, but has gradually worked up all the necessary histories of men since the unit was formed, a work of great difficulty. His work has been most reliable and punctual, and he has displayed great judgement and ability.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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