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Harold OLVEN

Regimental number604
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Father, Ventnor, Gymps, Chatswood, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1917)

FateKilled in Action 4 August 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Harold R Olver on NR
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 37), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
180
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Dr William Reath and Minnie OLVER, Chatswood, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales

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