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Oswald Emile HABEL

Regimental number2410
Place of birthDunkeld, Victoria
Address163 Hotham Street, East Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41.6
Height5' 8.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Emile Habel, Murtoa, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3843 Driver Alfred Theodore HABEL, AIF Headquarters, returned to Australia, 6 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism and cardiac insufficiency), Melbourne, 9 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HABEL Oswald Emile

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