Henry Oswald OLIVER


OLIVER, Henry Oswald

Service Numbers: 6856, 6856A
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 35th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sheffield, England, 3 December 1876
Home Town: North Sydney, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Veterinary Surgeon
Died: Died of wounds, illness and neglect (POW of Germany), Germany, 20 August 1918, aged 41 years
Cemetery: Cologne Southern Cemetery
Cologne Southern Cemetery, Cologne, Germany
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Richmond University of Western Sydney WW1 Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Sep 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain, Australian Veterinary Corps
28 Mar 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6856, Sydney, New South Wales
16 Jul 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6856, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Sydney
16 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6856, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Jan 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 35th Infantry Battalion
5 Apr 1918: Imprisoned Villers-Bretonneux
20 Aug 1918: Involvement Private, SN 6856A, 35th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Veterinary surgeon Captain Henry Oswald Oliver, Australian Army Veterinary Corps, in the officers' lines of the camp of the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade at Maadi, outside Cairo. In August 1915 he was deemd to be medically unfit and was returned to Australia. In 1917 he re-enlisted and joined the 35th Battalion with the rank of Private. Private Oliver was later taken prisoner of war and reported as dying at Munster Prisoner of War camp on 20 August 1918. He was aged 43 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)