John Maitland OATEY


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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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 (