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Oswald Hilderbent BROKATE

Regimental number515
Place of birthMt Gambier, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressPublic School, Renmark, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs M L Brokate, Public School, Renmark, South Australia
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 February 1917
Discharge date7 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 12 September 1915; transferred to 16th Casualty Clearing Station (enteritis), 13 September 1915; to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 20 September 1915. Discharged to Convalescent Hospital, Zeitoun, 16 November 1915. Rejoined Bn, 5 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Injured foot, 21 July 1916; transferred to England, 13 August 1916. Marched out to commence return to Australia, 20 February 1917; commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 22 February 1917. Discharged as medically unfit, 7 June 1917

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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