Thomas Alexander (Alick) OGILVIE


OGILVIE, Thomas Alexander

Service Number: 721
Enlisted: 4 September 1914
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 7 January 1887
Home Town: Toorak, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Scotch College and Melbourne University, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Solicitor
Died: Died of wounds, Malta, 18 August 1915, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Plot A, Grave No. VII, Row 6
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Law Institute of Victoria, Lindisfarne Officers of the 12th Battalion Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

4 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 721, 12th Infantry Battalion
17 Sep 1914: Embarked SN 721, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Melbourne
17 Sep 1914: Involvement SN 721, 12th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 Oct 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 12th Infantry Battalion
10 Jul 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion
6 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN 721, 12th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, Serious SW to right eye. Evacuated to Auberge de Baviere hospital in Valletta, Malta, where he later died of his wounds on 18 August 1915.
18 Aug 1915: Involvement Second Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

During his first year of University study Thomas "Alick" Ogilvie made a single appearance for Melbourne FC against Geelong during the 1905 VFL season.

When University FC was admitted to the VFL for the 1908 season, he resumed his VFL football career, and played for University in its first VFL match (against Carlton). In all, he made 27 appearances (1908-09) and, mostly playing as a forward, kicked 20 goals.

He was regarded as one of the team’s leading players and also represented Victoria in the 1908 Melbourne Carnival.

Source: wikipedia and Robert Wight