Oswald John Joseph (Jack) SHAW

SHAW, Oswald John Joseph

Service Numbers: 3472, VX24939
Enlisted: 24 January 1916, Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/9th Field Ambulance
Born: California Gully, Victoria, 5 November 1897
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Dental mechanic
Died: Natural causes (ruptured aortic aneurysm), Rosanna, 11 September 1962, aged 64 years
Cemetery: Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: Eaglehawk St Peter's Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3472, Bendigo, Victoria
11 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3472, 46th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 May 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3472, 46th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
28 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3472, 59th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

10 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, SN VX24939, Caulfield, Victoria
23 Aug 1940: Promoted Corporal, 2nd/9th Field Ambulance
14 Sep 1943: Discharged Corporal, SN VX24939, 2nd/9th Field Ambulance

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As well as serving with the 46th Battalion, he also served with the 59th (I think the 5th division) and was discharged in 1919.

He again enlisted (changing his DOB) in 1940. Service No. VX24939 on the 2/9 Field Ambulance, and held the rank of Corporal. He was discharged on 14 Sep 1943.

His son Frank (my older brother) also enlisted, I believe in RAAF and served overseas. - Peter Shaw