William Oscar KLOEDEN

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KLOEDEN, William Oscar

Service Number: 4206
Enlisted: 13 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: South Kilkerran, South Australia, 2 April 1894
Home Town: Denial Bay, Ceduna, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk/Farm worker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 16 August 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Ceduna Denial Bay and Districts WW1 Roll of Honor, Ceduna Murat Bay and District WW1 Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

13 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4206, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4206, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4206, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4206, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography

"WAR CASUALTIES

Since last issue intelligence has been received of the death, killed in action in France, of two more West Coast lads, viz., Ptes. W. O. Kloeden and Charles Meffert. Pte. Kloeden, was the second youngest son of Mr P. H. Kloeden, of Denial Bay, and met his death on August 16th. He was 22 years of age..."from the Streaky Bay West Coast Sentinal 23 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

"KLOEDEN. — ln loving, or in proud and honored memory of my dear son and brother, Private W. O. Kloeden, killed in action, France, August 16, aged 22 years.

Somewhere in France there's a treasured spot, Where our son and brother is laid at rest;

It's hard to part with one so brave, But he proudly did his best. — Inserted by his loving father, sisters, and brothers, Denial Bay." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 21 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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