Phillip Harris Oldfield MCARDELL


MCARDELL, Phillip Harris Oldfield

Service Number: 4856
Enlisted: 30 December 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: Invercargill, New Zealand, 1883
Home Town: Kondinin, Kondinin, Western Australia
Schooling: Scotch College, Perth, WA
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 15 July 1917
Cemetery: Mud Corner Cemetery, Wallonie, Belgium
Plot 11, Row B , Grave 5
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Dec 1915: Enlisted Perth, Western Australia
1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4856, 11th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4856, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle
15 Jul 1917: Involvement Private, SN 4856, 51st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Phillip Harris Oldfield McARDELL was born in 1883 in Invercargill, New Zealand

His parents were John Orson Oldfield McARDELL and Christina Isabel PURKISS who married on 22.9.1875 in Hobart, Tasmania

He enlisted on 30th December 1915 with the 11th Battalion, 15th re-inforcements - Unit embarked from Fremantle, WA on HMAT Ulysses on 1st April, 1916

He was Killed in Action on 15th July, 1917 - last unit - 51st Battalion and is buried in Mud Corner Cemetery in Belgium

His brothers ( Captain ) John Orson Oldfield McARDELL (Junior) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919 and brother Private Lionel Clarence McARDELL, 28th Battalion  returned to Australia in 1916

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OBITUARY - The West Australian Perth - 7th Aug. 1917

McARDELL - Killed in Action, somewhere in France on July 15, 1917 , Phillip Harris Oldfield, dearly beloved third son of Mr. & Mrs. J. Oldfield-McArdell," Duneraig", Claremont Ave, Claremont, aged 36 years (51st Battalion)