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Oliver TONKIN

Regimental number12729
Date of birth18 March 1897
Place of birthBondi, New South Wales
SchoolPetersham Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address159 Norton Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, E G Tonkin, 159 Norton Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service23rd Infantry
Enlistment date19 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 474 Gunner James Ernest TONKIN, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 22 August 1917; 3815 Clive Graham TONKIN [not on Nominal roll; not on database].
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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