John Maitland OATEY

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OATEY, John Maitland

Service Number: 3741
Enlisted: 4 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maitland, Yorke's Peninsula, 23 July 1895
Home Town: Kilkerran, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor Driver & Blacksmith
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 15 October 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Ridge Wood Military Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Maitland War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3741, 16th Infantry Battalion
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3741, 16th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide
15 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3741, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE OATEY AND CORPORAL BRAY.

Private J. M. Oatey and Corporal A. E. Bray, of South Kilkerran, have paid the supreme sacrifice for their country in France. Private Oatey for a time drove the motor mail coach from Moonta to Port Victoria. Corporal A. F. Bray was a regular visitor at South Kilkerran, supplying local customers with meat from his butchery business in Port Victoria." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 25 Nov 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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