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Oppy, James Thomas (2878)

Place of Birth: Maryborough, VIC

Age: 22 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 24 June 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2878 view online service record

Logan Street
Maryborough, VIC

Next of Kin:
Edward Oppy (father)
Logan Street
Maryborough, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 10 September 1915
Ship: HMAT Star of Victoria A16
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion – 9th Reinforcements

RTA: Friday, 28 March 1919
Discharged: Thursday, 6 February 1919

Awards: MM

1916 ‘Sergeant J. Oppy, D.C.M.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 16 December, p. 2. , viewed 10 Oct 2019,

It appears from Oppy’s service record that the above newspaper report is incorrect. He was awarded the Military Medal (MM), not the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM).

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