Gustav Adolph OBST

OBST, Gustav Adolph

Service Number: P444
Enlisted: 6 February 1942, Port Moresby, PNG
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Last Unit: Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit
Born: Neales Flat, South Australia, 21 March 1900
Home Town: Tanunda, Barossa, South Australia
Schooling: Neales Flat Lutheran Day School
Occupation: Plantation manager (Finschhafen Lutheran Mission, New Guinea)
Died: Killed in Action, Papua New Guinea, 21 December 1942, aged 42 years
Cemetery: Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian Commando Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

6 Feb 1942: Enlisted P444, Port Moresby, PNG
6 Feb 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, P444
21 Dec 1942: Involvement Warrant Officer Class 2, P444, Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit, Buna / Gona / Sanananda "The Battle of the Beachheads" - Papua

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WO Gustav Adolph Obst, of Light's Pass. Aged 42 Married with seven children. Son of Carl J and Maria Obst of Neales Flat (both deceased). Educated at Neales Flat Lutheran Day School. In civil life was a plantation manager at the Lutheran Mission, Finschhafen, New Guinea. Enlisted on February 17 1942 and was killed in action in New Guinea on December 21 1942.

Information from The Personal Pictorial Honor Roll of South Australians who have enlisted in the Second World War.

Warrant Officer with Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU)