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John Ruthven OLDS

Regimental number1880
Place of birthWallaroo South Australia
SchoolAlford Primary School, South Australia
ReligionWelsh Congregational
AddressSunnyside, Wallaroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Margaret Olds, Sunnyside, Wallaroo, South Australia
Enlistment date14 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1880A
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Alford Primary School Roll of Honour ('In honour of the Old Boys of this School who served the Empire in the Great War'), South Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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