Oscar Leonard KIESEWETTER

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KIESEWETTER, Oscar Leonard

Service Number: 4563
Enlisted: 24 February 1916, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eudunda, South Australia, 13 April 1892
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Eudunda Public School
Occupation: Station Hand/Barman
Died: Killed in action, Somme, France, 5 November 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial, Goodwood St George Anglican Church Memorial Tower, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

24 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Broken Hill, New South Wales
25 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4563, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4563, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Adelaide

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"...4563 Private Oscar Lennard Kiesewetter, 27th Battalion, of Broken Hill, NSW. A station hand and barman prior to enlisting in February 1916, he embarked with the 11th Reinforcements from Adelaide onboard HMAT Shropshire (A9) on 25 March 1916. Pte Kiesewetter arrived in Alexandria in May 1916 and joined his unit in France on 23 September 1916. Pte Kiesewetter was killed in action on the Somme, France, on 5 November 1916. He was 24 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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