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Oswald Albert CROPLEY

Regimental number1851
Place of birthRandwick New South Wales
ReligionBaptist
OccupationWarehouseman
AddressHill Street, Coogee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, S J Cropley, Hill Street, Coogee, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Australian General Hospital, Special Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Dermatological Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He worked for long periods in the open under heavy shell fire during an action, showing great coolness and devotion to duty. He not only dressed many cases, but spent all his spare time outside the aid post looking after the comfort of the wounded. He has continually done excellent work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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