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Oswald James DRISCOLL

Regimental number542
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinSister, Mrs Annie Geary, Noonan Flats, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant (Transport)
Unit name42nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Place of burialSuzanne Military Cemetery No. 3 (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Moonan Flat, New South Wales

Meritorious Service Medal

the Transport Section, and has always carried out his work with the utmost enthusiasm and devotion to duty. During operations at MESSINES, WARNETON and YPRES his work has exceptionally satisfactory, and carried out under very adverse conditions and at great personal risk. It was due to his grit and determination that the supply of rations and ammunition were successfully delivered to the men of this Battalion in the line on October 4th and 10th near PASSCHENDAELE.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

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

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