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Oliver Charles George EARL

Regimental number6497
Place of birthBalmain, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
Address109 Chandos Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mabel I Earl, 109 Chandos Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John James and Sarah EARL
Discharge date19 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916; marched in to 1st Training Bn, Larkhill, 11 December 1916.

Qualified as 'Very Good' at 11th Lewis Gun School, Group Headquarters, tidworth, 8-12 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Bn, in the field, 1 April 1917.

Admitted to 1st Division Rest Station, 26 May 1917, and transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station (nephritis); to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 5 June 1917; to England, 6 June 1917, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 6 July 1917; discharged on furlough, 2 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 27 September 1917; disembarked Sydney, 20 November 1917; discharged (medically unfit: nephritis), Sydney, 19 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death23 October 1932
Age at death44
Place of burialMittagong (Rowes Hill) Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, EARL Oliver Charles George

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