2335 Oswald Phillip HUNT

Date of enlistment 15th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company C Company; also attached to US 117th Regiment
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action – Broodseinde

Hospitalised sick

Distinguished Conduct Medaldistinguished_conduct_medal_-_george_v_v1

District Court Martial

Hunt, Oswald Philip 2335 - 4th left front.JPGPhotograph: Private Hunt, centre front, with other members of the 22nd Battalion, Franvillers, France May 1918.

Also, Private Hunt is pictured in the website banner photograph of C Company, again taken at Franvillers in May 1918. Private Hunt is sitting in the centre of the front row, 10th from the left.

Summary of Private Hunt’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
26th December 1919 Australia Discharged
18th August 1919 Australia Disembarked
4th July 1919 England Return to Australia on Norman
21st April 1919 England Discharged from hospital
1st April 1919 England To hospital sick
30th January 1919 England Disembarked Weymouth and marched in to 2 Training Brigade Codford
7th December 1918 France Proceeded on French leave for 17 days
7th October 1918 France Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal, attached to the US 117th Regiment
21st May 1918 France Re-joined unit
11th May 1918 France Marched in to AIBD
8th May 1918 England Proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone
11th April 1918 England Marched in to Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill
16th February 1918 England District Court Martial. Award 4 months detention and forfeiture of 150 days pay
2nd February 1918 England Arrested in Manchester
18th December 1917 England Absent without leave. Declared illegal absentee by Court of Inquiry held at Hurdcott
20th November 1917 England Discharged and marched in to No.3 Convalescent Depot Hurdcott
16th November 1917 England Transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital Southall
16th October 1917 England Admitted Queen Mary’s Military Hospital Whalley, Clitheroe
15th October 1917 France Embarked for England on HS Stad Antwerpen
5th October 1917 France Admitted 18th General Hospital, Camiers
4th October 1917 Belgium Wounded in Action – gunshot wound leg
29th January 1917 France Absent without leave – award 120 hours FP#2 and forfeiture of 7 days pay
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
21st July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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