The AIF Project

Oswald James SWORD

Regimental number3135
Place of birthSurrey Hills Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationJoiner
AddressBlackburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Robert Henry Sword, Gordon Crescent, Blackburn, Victoria
Enlistment date6 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A25 Anglo-Egyptian on 31 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollTrooper
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 8285 Driver Joseph SWORD, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 25 January 1919; 238 Staff Sergeant Edgar Henry SWORD MSM, 5th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 31 May 1919.
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format