Albert Arthur OLLEY


OLLEY, Albert Arthur

Service Number: 3448
Enlisted: 2 August 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Machine Gun Company
Born: Richmond, Victoria, 6 June 1887
Home Town: Ascot Vale, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: West Melbourne State School
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 November 1916, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3448, 14th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
11 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3448, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3448, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
25 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3448, 12th Machine Gun Company

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"...3448 Private Albert Arthur Olley, 11th Reinforcements, 14th Battalion, of Ascotvale, Vic. Pte Olley enlisted on 16 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Nestor on 11 October 1915. He was transferred to the 12th Machine Gun Battalion on 29 August 1916 and was killed in action, in France on 25 November 1916." - SOURCE (

"OLLEY.— A tribute of love to Albert Arthur Olley, killed in action on the 25th November, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Olley, Myrong-crescent, Ascot Vale.  

Passed on. — Inserted by his only sister and brother-in-law." - from the Melbourne Age 23 Dec 1916 (