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William Charles OLIVER

Regimental number3006
Place of birthWellington New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTram driver
AddressAshfield, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eunice Ann Esther Oliver, 8 Lorne Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 9 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst on outpost duty, an enemy post was seen moving up at dusk. Watching his opportunity, this man let drive with a Lewis gun, and then rushed forward to investigate, capturing one light machine gun and a British Lewis gun, and found four dead enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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