Oswald Urbin TARDENT

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TARDENT, Oswald Urbin

Service Numbers: 149, 40
Enlisted: 23 July 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Roma, Queensland, 11 March 1894
Home Town: Roma, Maranoa, Queensland
Schooling: Roma State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Morlancourt, France, 14 June 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Querrieu British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 149, Brisbane, Queensland
13 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 149, 14th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 149, 14th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
19 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 25th Infantry Battalion
28 Jun 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 25th Infantry Battalion
14 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 40, 25th Infantry Battalion, Merris (France)

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Biography

"...40 Sergeant Oswald Urbin Tardent, A Squadron, 14th Light Horse Regiment, of Roma, Qld. A labourer prior to enlisting on 26 July 1915, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Beltana on 13 May 1916. Sgt Tardent was transferred to the 25th Battalion and was wounded at Morlancourt, France, and died on 14 June 1918, aged 24 years. Three other members of his family also served with the AIF. They were: Lieutenant Jules Louis Tardent, 42nd Battalion, who was awarded the Croix de Guerre; 7359 Lance Corporal Emile Augusta Tardent, 42nd Battalion, who was awarded the Military Medal (MM), and 729 Private Edward Felix Tardent, 42nd Battalion, who was killed in action on 31 July 1917, in Belgium." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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