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Oliphant, William (4175)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 24 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 13 December 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4175            view online service record

30 Kelso Street
Richmond, VIC

Next of Kin:
Annie Tate (mother)
30 Kelso Street
Richmond, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 7 March 1916
Ship: HMAT Wiltshire A18
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion – 10th Reinforcements

DOW: Monday, 25 December 1916
Place: France

William Oliphant. AWM P07375.003.

Private, 24th Infantry, died of wounds 25 December 1916, France, aged 25, commemorated Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, France.

Mother: Mrs Annie Tate, born Port Melbourne. He enlisted as a 24-year-old labourer with his mother in South Richmond. Oliphant died from unspecified wounds at the 36th Casualty Clearing Station, France, no known grave.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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