Oscar Thomas REARDON

Badge Number: S7827, Sub Branch: Plympton
S7827

REARDON, Oscar Thomas

Service Number: 5080
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Broughton, South Australia, 20 September 1899
Home Town: Mundoora, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm assistant
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 3 November 1983, aged 84 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Port Broughton Cemetery
Cremated Centennial Park WA Norman Chapel. Transferred
Memorials: Mundoora War Memorial, Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Dec 1917: Involvement Private, SN 5080, 32nd Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1917: Embarked Private, SN 5080, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 5080, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

 Oscar Reardon was the son of Thomas and Louisa Augusta (nee Bennier) Reardon of Mundoora. 

Oscar was born in Port Broughton on 20 September 1899. A farm labourer, he was 19 years old when he enlisted in Adelaide with his parents’ consent on 20 October 1917.

Appointed to 14th Reinforcements/32 Battalion Oscar embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917. After disembarking at Southhampton on 15 February 1918 Oscar continued his training until he proceeded overseas to France in May. On the 10 May he was taken on strength of 32 Battalion but 12 days later was transferred to 50 Battalion. 50 Battalion at this time was moving from Corbie to Daous and in 3 days would be fighting at Villers-Bretonneux.

Having completed his duties Oscar embarked from England on 1 July 1919 and disembarked in Adelaide on 17 August. He was discharged on 10 September 1919.

Oscar's Elder brother, 3079 Private Joseph Bertram Reardon, A Coy 10 Battalion was killed at Mont de Merris in June 1918.

 

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