|Place of birth||Clare South Australia|
|Address||Leeton, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Father, George Oakes, Merbein, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Field Company Engineers|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Valuable services in construction of strong point and conspicuous courage under fire. East of Ypres'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During the operations east of YPRES on 4th October 1917, he was employed on the construction of a Strong Point on BECELAERE RIDGE. He successfully completed a Machine Gun position under direct observation and spite of very heavy shelling. Later in the afternoon his position came under extremely heavy fire, 50% of his party became casualties but he carried on and successfully completed the work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal