Oliver Abe (Ollie) COMPTON

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COMPTON, Oliver Abe

Service Numbers: 1333, 2333
Enlisted: 4 November 1914, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Goulburn, New South Wales, 15 July 1895
Home Town: Junee, Junee, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Died of Wounds, France, 31 July 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Junee Memorial Clock Tower
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World War 1 Service

4 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1333, Liverpool, New South Wales
11 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1333, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Sydney
11 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1333, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1333, 3rd Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
30 Apr 1915: Wounded Private, SN 1333, 3rd Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli, GSW (right arm)
7 Nov 1916: Wounded Private, SN 1333, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt, 2nd occasion - GSW (thigh)
24 Jun 1918: Wounded Private, SN 2333, 3rd Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", 3rd occasion - GSW (right thigh)

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Biography contributed by Michael Nesbitt

Embarkation Roll (www.awm.gov.au) incorrectly records second Christian name as Alec

"2333 Private Oliver Abe Compton, 3rd Battalion, of Junee Junction, NSW. A plumber prior to enlisting in November 1914, Pte Compton embarked from Sydney with the 2nd Reinforcements aboard HMAT Seang Bee (A48) on 11 February 1915. His battalion arrived at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and Pte Compton was wounded in action on 30 April. He arrived in France for service on the Western Front in March 1916 and was wounded in action a second time on 7 November 1916. Pte Compton was wounded in action a third time at Merris, France, on 24 June 1918 and died of his wounds on 31 July 1918. He was 23 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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