Frederick Jacques OSWALD

OSWALD, Frederick Jacques

Service Number: 5124
Enlisted: 1 May 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Lincoln, South Australia, 17 October 1891
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Poonindie Public School, Port Lincoln Public School
Occupation: Cycle mechanic
Died: Died of wounds, Amiens, France, 8 August 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Longueau British Cemetery, Somme, France
Longueau British Cemetery, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Elliston War Memorial, Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1, Port Lincoln Garden of Remembrance, Port Lincoln Poonindie School Roll of Honor, Streaky Bay National Trust Museum Stained Glass Window Memorial, Streaky Bay School Roll of Honor, Streaky Bay War Memorial, Woodside District of Onkaparinga Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

1 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5124, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5124, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 5124, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5124, 27th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens

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Pte. Frederick Jacques Oswald, who died of wounds in France on August 8, 1918, was the fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Oswald, of Talia, late of Port Lincoln. He was born at Port Lincoln, and received his education there. He enlisted in April, 1916, embarked for the front in August of the same year, and was in every battle to the time of his death. In a letter to his mother he said:— "Do not worry about me. If I fall, I will only be one of many, and I'm not sorry I came." Deceased has a brother at the front, and Mr. and Mrs. Oswald have also 18 nephews there, two of whom have paid the supreme sacrifice." - from the Adelaide Observer 12 Oct 1918 (