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Oliver Alfred PAGE

Regimental number7684
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolKempton, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationArea officer
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs L B Page, Elboden Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets for 6 months.
Enlistment date7 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of disease 28 November 1917
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialEdinburgh (Warriston) Cemetery (Row AI, Grave No. 12), Scotland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Laura PAGE, 'Aunscot', Kingston Beach, Tasmania
Other details

Attended Officer Training School, RMC Duntroon, 26 October-20 December 1916. Acting Sergeant, 8 August 1916-5 March 1917; reverted to Private, 3 October 1917.

War service: United Kingdom

Embarked from Melbourne, 4 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, 2 October 1917. Marched into 3rd Training Bn, 3 October 1917. Admitted to 3rd Brigade Hospital, Sutton Veny, 20 October 1917 (mumps).

Died at sister's residence (Mrs Wardroper, 10 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh) while on sick furlough from hospital. AIF Headquarters, London, not notified until after the funeral.

Medal: British War Medal

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