Arthur Lucas OXER

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OXER, Arthur Lucas

Service Numbers: 1333, 1333A
Enlisted: 10 December 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Semaphore, South Australia, 22 August 1894
Home Town: Malvern, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 21 August 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

10 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1333, Oaklands, South Australia
2 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1333, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1333, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
21 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1333A, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

Brother Harold Victor Oxer 27th Battalion AIF also Killed in Action 

 

"THE LATE PRIVATE A. L. OXER.

Private A. L. Oxer, who was killed in action on August 21, was the third son of Mr. W. H. Oxer, of Eton-street, Malvern. Whilst doing duty at Torrens Island as a member of the citizen forces, guarding over the interned Germans, he obtained leave to join the Expeditionary Forces. He was anxious to fight for the great cause, and sailed from Adelaide on February 1. He landed at Gallipoli on April 25 and went through several encounters, and was killed on the eve of his 21st birthday. A younger brother of his is also at the front with the 27th Battalion." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 09 Oct 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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