Oliver Erskine WINTER MM

Badge Number: S2930, Sub Branch: Cobin

WINTER, Oliver Erskine

Service Numbers: 2043, S71368
Enlisted: 1 June 1942
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Nalpa Station, South Australia, 26 January 1895
Home Town: Langhorne Creek, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural Causes, Albert Park, South Australia, 26 April 1962, aged 67 years
Cemetery: Happy Valley Cemetery, Port Lincoln
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Memorials: Langhorne Creek WW1 Roll of Honour, Murray Bridge Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

20 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2043, 10th Infantry Battalion,

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1 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2043, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 10th Infantry Battalion, Transferred to the 50th Battalion as part of the 'doubling of the AIF' after the evacuation from ANZAC
4 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2043, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
16 Aug 1916: Wounded Private, SN 2043, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm, Evacuated to Rouen Hospital
4 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2043, 50th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages
5 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, Army Training Units
31 Jul 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 50th Infantry Battalion, Detached for duty to the 13th Training Battalion at Codford in the UK
4 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2043, 50th Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre
30 Sep 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2043, 50th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

1 Jun 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Sergeant, SN S71368
1 Jun 1942: Involvement SN S71368, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Richard WINTER and Emma nee SMITH


Awarded the Military Medal;

"At NOREUIL on 2nd April, 1917, this man on seeing a number of Non Commissioned Officers shot down before getting into the village went out in front and led the men about him. going through the village his rifle was shot out of his hands. He continued to lead his men armed only with his bayonet, displaying great courage and daring. Previous to going into action he did excellent work on patrols." - Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 - Date: 11 October 1917.

Military Medal No.2043.