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Oscar Herbert SWANSON

Regimental number116
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPublic school teacher
Address'Pheobe', Liverpool Road, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Chas Swanson, 'Pheobe', Liverpool Road, Ashfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Medical Orderly attached to 1st Battery A.F.A. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in tending wounded under all conditions. During operations near POLYGON WOOD on 23rd October, 1917. When an officer was severely wounded he - under heavy shell fire - went to him and dressed his wounds. He then conducted the Stretcher party to the Dressing Station across a ridge which was being heavily shelled with H.E. and Gas. He set a splendid example in his disregard for personal risk.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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