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Regimental number479
Date of birth16 August 1895
Place of birthNottingham, England
SchoolBoard School, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Ould, Radcliff-on-Trent, Nottingham, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWon a Scripture Certificate in the London County Council Schools, 15 May 1903. Migrated to Australia alone; family remained in England. According to the RoH circular, Ould and Paine went to school together, worked together, went to Australia together, joined the AIF together, and practically died together (Paine two days before Ould). (Details from mother)
FateDied of wounds 8 August 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Age at death21
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. 126), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsFriend: Pte Charles PAINE, killed in action, France, 6 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as OULA.
SourcesNAA: B2455, OULD John

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