Irwin Harry OATES

Badge Number: S29874, Sub Branch: Finsbury / Woodville

OATES, Irwin Harry

Service Number: 792
Enlisted: 29 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gawler, South Australia, September 1887
Home Town: Gawler, Gawler, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Teamster
Died: Natural causes, Brompton, South Australia, 8 February 1971
Cemetery: Dudley Park Cemetery
Memorials: Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor, Gawler Salvation Army Honour Roll, Gawler War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 792, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 792, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 792, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide

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Wounded in action at Dardanelles 7 May 1915, head, shoulder and leg injuries

Hospitalised in Manchester UK 8 June 1915

Returned to Australia 19 November 1915

Discharged 21 June 1916 – medically unfit

Married Martha Elsden