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Elder Harrah OBORN

Regimental number31596
Place of birthMt Barker, South Australia
SchoolMt Barker Public School, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressMt Barker, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, David Oborn, Mt Barker, South Australia
Previous military service74th Infantry; Nil
Enlistment date14 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 28 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBelgian Battery Corner Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 4), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Mt Barker Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: David (d. 7 March 1928, aged 73; bu. Mt Barker) and Agnes (d. 14 July 1932, aged 73; bu. Mt Barker) OBORN, Mount Barker, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 17885 Driver Anthony David OBORN, 1st Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 16 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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