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Oswald Wilfred JOSE

Regimental number38
Date of birth--/08/1895
Place of birthNingpo, China
SchoolSt Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia
Other trainingPrivate School, Oxford; Queen's School, N Adelaide.
Age on arrival in Australia8
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPalmer Place, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Rev S H Jose, Palmer Place, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed as a Lieutenant in the Senior Cadets at S.P.S.C.; had just enrolled in Citizen Military Forces when war broke out.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF50
Promotion date: 17 March 1916


Unit: INF50
Promotion date: 10 July 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

'In charge of 1st waves of 55th attacking at Noreuil; is the 'young officer' mentioned in Mr Bean's despatch about Noreuil as found lying between 2 machine gun positions with only 1 cartridge unfired in his revolver.' (Father)

FateKilled in Action 3 April 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Oswald Wilfrid Jose on NR
Place of death or woundingNoreuil, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNoreuil Australian Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 31), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. The Rev. Canon G.H. JOSE and Clara Ellen JOSE, Christ Church Rectory, North Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: Major S.B. JOSE MC, 14th Field Ambulance, AAMC.

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