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Percy Harold OSTLER

Regimental number1399
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address683 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Ostler, 683 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 November 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 July 1915
Date of death30 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Victoria.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915.

Admitted to Hospital Ship, Gallipoli, 11 June 1915 (influenza); transferred to No 15 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 13 June 1915; to Hospital Ship, 27 June 1915; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 30 June 1915; detailed to Permanent Beach Party, Gallipoli, 8 July 915; admitted to Anzac Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 17 July 1915 (weak heart); discharged, 28 July 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suezon board HT 'Hororata', 29 July 1915; discharged Melbourne, 17 April 1916 (medically unfit, neurasthenia).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, OSTLER Percy Harold

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