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Frederick William OLIVER

Regimental number3489
Place of birthHolbeach England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDulacca, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Frederick Oliver, Wood Lane, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England
Enlistment date20 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Bray on 22 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 5 September 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack west and north of BRAY on the morning of the 22nd August, 1918, this soldier was No. 1 of a gun team and was badly wounded in the arm. Notwithstanding the severity of his wounds, and the fact that the position was subjected to a heavy enemy barrage, he remained at his post until the completion of his task, thereby setting a fine example of endurance and fortitude to all in the vicinity.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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