Oliver Perrie DUNSTAN

DUNSTAN, Oliver Perrie

Service Numbers: 3422B, 3422
Enlisted: 9 November 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Leasingham, South Australia, 28 December 1888
Home Town: Leasingham, Clare, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 29 September 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Also Panel 145 at the AWM, Canberra, Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gepps Cross Auburn Ancient Order of Foresters WW1 Roll of Honour, Watervale Public School Roll of Honour WW1, Watervale War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

9 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3422B, 48th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT Seang Bee A48
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3422B, 48th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood
Date unknown: Involvement 3422, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Father  Richard Dunstan  and  Mother Eliza Dunstan  (nee Dunning)
living at Leasingham, South Australia.
(Parents noted as living in Watervale 10/10/1922.)

Brother:    Richard Perrie Dunstan
Sisters:     ______

On enlisting Oliver last lived at Leasingham, South Australia.

Described on enlisting as 27 years 10 months old; single; 5' 10 3/4" tall; 140 lbs;
dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair; Church of England.

9/11/1916         Enlisted in Adelaide
                         completed medical - fit for service

16/1/1917         Commanding Officer appointed Oliver to 9th reinforcements,
                          48th Infantry, at Mitcham Camp

10/2/1917         Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide on board
                         HMAT A48 Seang Bee
***Note:  Unable to source Embarkation Roll, details off of Attestation Papers *****

16/4/1917         sick to hospital on board ship 'Seang Bee'
20/4/1917         discharged from hospital at sea

2/5/1917           disembarked into Devonport, England

2/5/1917           marched into 12th Training Brigade, Codford

25/5/1917         sick to Salisbury Isolation Camp Hospital, Codford - influenza
4/6/1917           discharged from hospital, Sutton Veny
6/6/1917           marched in to 12th Training Brigade, Codford

23/7/1917         proceeded overseas to France, via Southampton
24/7/1917         marched in to 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, France

9/8/1917           marched out to unit, alloted 'B' to service number

12/8/1917         taken on strength into 48th Battalion, in the field

29/9/1917         Killed in action
buried at:          Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium
by:                    Reveran M. Holliday

25/3/1918         Director of Graves noted Private Dunstan was buried in:-
                         Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium

19/2/1925         confirmed Private Dunstan buried in:
                         Plot 2, Row H, Grave 15
                         Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium

British War medal (56091); Victory medal (55171)
Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (334332).

(Birth record - 1842 - 1906 Book: 430 Page: 134 District: UpW.)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  23/11/2014.  Lest we forget.