Herbert Oswald ASH

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ASH, Herbert Oswald

Service Number: 3457
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Enlistment Date as per Service Records
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Moolap, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Leopold, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Leopold State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Died of Illness, Maubeuge, France, 18 December 1918
Cemetery: Maubeuge-Centre Cemetery
Row B, Grave 38
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Geelong War Memorial, Leopold State School Honor Roll, Leopold and District Residents Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3457, 22nd Australian Infantry Brigade, Enlistment Date as per Service Records
22 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3457, 22nd Infantry Battalion
5 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3457, 22nd Infantry Battalion
5 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3457, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Melbourne
23 Feb 1916: Transferred 57th Infantry Battalion, Taken on strength from 22nd
15 Mar 1916: Transferred 58th Infantry Battalion, Taken on strength of 58th Battalion from 57th Tel-el-Kebir
15 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 58th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3457, 58th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3457, 58th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood
2 Oct 1917: Transferred 5th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, Temp. attached to 5th DHQ as groom to Major freeman
28 Oct 1917: Transferred 58th Infantry Battalion, Rejoined 58th Battalion
28 Feb 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 58th Infantry Battalion, France
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3457, 58th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens
29 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3457, 58th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal
12 Dec 1918: Transferred 15th Field Ambulance, Admitted with influenza
17 Dec 1918: Transferred 15th Field Ambulance, 37th C.C.S. dangerously ill
18 Dec 1918: Involvement Driver, SN 3457, 58th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Died at 47th CCS Maubeuge, France (not 37th)