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Oscar John AUGUST

Regimental number3006
Place of birthBalaklava, South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationMarine fireman
AddressBalaklava, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, L H August, Balaklava, South Australia
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Bar to Military Medal

'At ZONNEBEKE, on 26th September, 1917, he did valuable work in the vicinity of Battalion Headquarters, attending to a large number of wounded men of all units who were knocked out shortly after the attack commenced. The locality, on the "jumping off" line - was heavily shelled all day. Private AUGUST showed utter disregard of fire and was the means of saving many lives by his prompt dressing of wounds. He had work to do as a stretcher bearer in his own Company in addition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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