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Olgilvy, David 2650



Service No:
2650                             
Occupation: Driver
Address:
Morwell/Seville
Date of Enlistment:
May 10, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
30 years 3 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6inch tall, 10stn 7lbs, brown eyes, brown hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, David Ogilvy
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 8th Btn
Embarkation Details: September 10, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Makarini.

Places and dates of service:
1915 December 7: to Egypt.
1916 February 24: Transferred to 60th Btn Serapeium Egypt.
1916 July 27: Promoted to Lance Corporal in France.
1916 September 21: Promoted to Corporal France.
1917 February 26: Promoted to Sergeant in England to attend Bombing School Lyndhurst.
1917 November 15: to France.
1918 August 9: wounded in action in France.
1918 August 11: to Pitt Hospital Chatham England.
1918 October 13: also sick (influenza).
1919 January 19: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1918 August 9: Gunshot wound to right arm, in the field France.


Returned to Australia:
March 5, 1919 to Melbourne on Margha.      
Discharge Date:
April 27, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Sergeant
Honours/Medals:
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Lillydale Shire Honour Roll, Seville Hall Honour Board

Family Story:
David was born October 14, 1881 Morwell to father David Ogilvy. His brother Thomas (b) 1885 also served in WW1 657, 13th Light Horse.

David married after the war to Bertha Gladys Birdie from Launching place and they had three children, David Cecil (1923), Eric Airlie (b) 1925 and Bertha (b) - . David died at Poowong July 27, 1959 and was buried at Poowong Cemetery (Grave 2650). In 1967 Bertha was living at “Airlie” Ogilvy’s Road, Poowong. She died January 13, 1962.




Ogilvy, Thomas, 657



Service No:
657                             
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Morwell/Seville
Date of Enlistment:
January 5, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
30 years 1month
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 4in tall, 11stn 7lbs, brown eyes, dark hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, David Ogilvy
Rank on Enlistment: Trooper
Unit Name: 13th Light Horse
Embarkation Details: June 25, 1915 Sydney on the Royal George.

Places and dates of service:
1915 September 4: to Mustapha Egypt.
1916 September 13: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 September 18: to Salisbury England.
1916 November 29: sick (rheumatism).
1917 November 14: mustered as Gunner at Tidworth England .
1918 March 20: to Rouelles France.
1918 April 24: wounded in action in field France.
1918 December 31: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1918 April 24: Gunshot wound to head, in the field France.


Returned to Australia:
March 14 1919 to Melbourne on the Kashmir.     
Discharge Date:
April 30, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Gunner
Honours/Medals:
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll and Seville Hall Honour Board.

Family Story:
Thomas was born in Morwell in 1885 to father David Ogilvy. Hhe had a brother David (b) 1881 who also served in WW1 (2650 8th Btn). At the time of enlisting in 1915 they were both living in Seville.

It is not known if he married or had family. Thomas died on October 6, 1947 in Poowong, aged 61 years. He was buried in Poowong Cemetery.




Olle, Frank Jubilee, 723



Service No:
723                             
Occupation: School Teacher
Address:
348 Montague St. Albert Park
Date of Enlistment:
August 18, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
27years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8½in tall,117lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Julia Olle
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 5th Btn.
Embarkation Details: October 21, 1914 Melbourne on HMAT Orvietto.

Places and dates of service:
1914 August 18: promoted to Lance Sergeant before embarkation.
1915 April 25: in the 2nd wave Gallipoli landing, wounded.
1915 April 30: to hospital Heliopolis Egypt.
1915 May 31: died of wounds.

Service injuries:

1915 April 25: wounded in right knee at the 2nd landing Gallipoli.
1915 April 30: admitted to hospital Heliopolis Egypt.
1915 May 31: died of wounds in hospital Heliopolis Egypt. He was buried in the Cairo Memorial Cemetery Egypt.


Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Lance Sergeant
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Plaque and Scroll.
Memorials:
Gruyere State School Honour Board.

Family Story:
 Frank was born 1887 Heywood Victoria to parents Charles Olle and Julia Slater. At the time of his enlistment in 1914 his father was deceased. Frank had 4 brothers and sisters. His second name Jubilee was taken after the Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee celebration in 1887. He spent 2 years as Corporal in Navy Reserve 1907-1909 before enlisting.

Frank was head teacher at Wyuna East State School 1908-1910, and in charge of local Gruyere school when he enlisted. He played cricket with Coldstream and Football with Lilydale.

He is mentioned on the grave stone of his parents in the Boram Boram Cemetery Victoria.




Orenshaw, Arthur Charles, 3870



Service No:
3870                             
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Seville
Date of Enlistment:
June 30: 1915
Age at Enlistment:
22 years 2 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 5¼in tall,10stn,brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Charles Orenshaw
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 59th Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 23, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Ceramic A40

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 26: to Egypt.
1916 June 18: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 June 29: to Marseilles France.
1916 July 19: wounded in action France.
1916 July 22: to Red Cross hospital Calais France.
1916 August 7: to Notts War Hospital England.
1917 May 23: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1916 July 19: Gunshot wound to chest and left elbow (severe) in the field France.

NOTE: His brother William Orenshaw (see below) was killed in the same battle on the same day.


Returned to Australia:
July 17, 1917 to Melbourne on HMAT Ayeshire A33.     
Discharge Date:
August 25, 1917
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Seville Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Arthur was born 1893 Prahran Victoria to parents Charles Orenshaw and Ellen Jane Atkinson. He had two brothers Leslie, and Willian Henry who died of wounds received WW1 (3871). After the war he became an engine driver and lived in Leongatha, he married Annie Louisa Donaldson and they had children Charles Herbert, Stanley Arthur, Alan and Joan. He died April 6, 1972 Heidelberg aged 78 years and was buried at Leongatha. Annie died March 2002 aged 97years and is also buried Leongatha.




Orenshaw, William Henry, 3871


Service No:
3871                             
Occupation: Farmer/Blacksmith
Address:
Beenak Rd.Seville
Date of Enlistment:
July 3,1915
Age at Enlistment:
24 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9in tall, 11stn, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Charles Orenshaw
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 7th Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 23, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Ceramic A40.

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 26: to Tel-el-Kebir Egypt , and transferred to 59th Btn (joined his brother)
1916 April 11: to school of instruction at Zeitoun Egypt.
1916 June 10: promoted to Lance Corporal.
1916 June 18: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 June 29: to Marseilles France.
1916 July 15: promoted to Corporal.
1916 July 19: posted missing in France ,then reported Killed In Action.

Service injuries:
1916 July 19: Killed in Action in the field Fromelles France, grave unknown VC Corner (panel 15) Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles France.

NOTE: His brother was injured in the same battle on the same day (See Arthur Orenshaw above).


Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Corporal at time of death
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Plaque and Scroll.
Memorials:
Seville Honour Roll, Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
William (Will) as he was known, was born 1898 in Prahran to parents Charles Orenshaw and Ellen Jane Atkinson, and was a blacksmith and farmer by trade.
Will had two brothers Arthur Charles Orenshaw (b) 1893 who also served in WW1 (3870) and Leslie Atkinson Orenshaw (b) 1897. Charles and Ellen were farmer/fruitgrowers in Beenak Road Wandin from 1903-1931, Charles died March 4, 1934.



Osborne, Charles William, 1846


Service No:
1846                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
April 19, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
23 years 9 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
6ft 1in tall, 11stne 5lbs,blue eyes, brown hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Henry (Harry) Oscborne
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 8th Btn.
Embarkation Details: June 19, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Wandilla A62

Places and dates of service:
1915: to Gallipoli.
1915 December 4: wounded at Gallipoli.
1915 December 19: to hospital in Alexandria Egypt.
1916 January 15: to Tel-el-Kebir Egypt.
1916 March 4: sick (old wound) to hospital Serapeum Egypt.
1916 march 29: to join BEF in Alexandria Egypt.
1916 April 3: to Marseille France.
1916 August 12: sick (sprained wrist) France.
1916 October 26: to England hospital fibrous ankyloses of right wrist.
1917 April 29: to Perham Downs England.
1917 April 29: to Bulford Hospital (scabies) England.
1917 May 14: sick (inpetago) France.
1918 June 16: sick to hospital Rouen France.
1918 July 19: invalided to England.
1918 October 19: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1915 December 4: gunshot wound to left pelvis at Gallipoli.


Returned to Australia:
December 27, 1918: Melbourne on HT Sardinia.    
Discharge Date:
September 29, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Board

Family Story:
Charlie was born 1892 Melbourne to parents Henry (Harry) Osborne and Mary Heaney. He had 5 brothers and sisters, Harriet (b) 1895, Bertie Henry (b) 1899, Emma (b) 1901, Henry Robert (b) 1905, And Winifred Fredericka Ivy (b) 1907.

The family must have moved to Wandin Yallock by the time that Harriett was born in 1895. Charles lived in Lilydale until 1931 and then we do not know where he went or if he married and had family, he died in 1953 at Bundoora aged 61years. (Ancestry)





Ostrom, Albert Charles, 3460



Service No:
3460                             
Occupation: Boot Merchant
Address:
Echuca/ Gruyere
Date of Enlistment:
March 31, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
38 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
complexion5ft l0in tall, 2021bs, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Charles Ostrom
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 10th Btn
Embarkation Details: July 16, 1917 Sydney NSW on HMAT Port Melbourne.

Places and dates of service:
1917 September 16:to Liverpool, to go to Hurdcott England.
1917October 22: 1918: to school at Tidworth England.
 January 30: to Roulles France and transfer to 38th Btn.
1918 December 21:appointed E.R.Sergeant in the field France (to be employed as Lecturer).
1919 April 4:to Folkestone England and then to Education Service London.
1919 June 13: to Tidworth England and return to Australia.

Service injuries: NIL




Returned to Australia:
September 5, 1919: Melbourne on the Chemnitz     
Discharge Date:
October 5, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
T/WO (class 1)
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Gruyere Memorial Board

Family Story:

Albert was born in Echuca in 1879 to parents Charles John Ostrom and Mary Ann Bateman. Charles came to Melbourne in 1871 on the “Lima”, he was born about 1849 in Gelfe, Sweden. (Naturalization Papers)

Albert had siblings - Elaine Clare (b) 1885, Cicily Adele (b) 1886 (d) 1888, Arthur Andrew (b) 1892 , Charles John (b) 1893. (BDM)

In 1923 he married Mabel Derham Mills (b) 1897 and (d) 1981 Brighton 84 years (BDM)
Albert died in 1936 Ringwood but his burial N/A. 







Ovesen, Ove Christian, 1868A


Service No:
 1868A                            
Occupation: Farm Worker
Address:
Lilydale/Silvan
Date of Enlistment:
August 2, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
20 years 10 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 2¼in tall, blue eyes,10stn 8lbs, fair hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Robert (Rupert/Rasmus) M. Ovesen.
Rank on Enlistment: Gunner
Unit Name: 8th Field Art. Btn.
Embarkation Details: January 18, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Vestalia A44.

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 26: to Helioplis Egypt.
1916 April 2; transferred to 48th Btn. as Gunner .
1916 June 2: to Alexandria Egypt
1916 June 10: to Marseilles France.
1917 February 11: transferred 11th Field Art. Btn France.
1918 June 22: to hospital (sick Influenza) France.
1918 September 14: leave in England.
1918 October 5: to France.
1919 March 14: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries: NIL




Returned to Australia:
June 8, 1919 to Melbourne on the China.     
Discharge Date:
July 31, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Gunner
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll

Family Story:
Ove was born 1897 in Broad Arrow Western Australia to parents Robert (Rupert/Rasmus) and Andrea Svendson. He had one sister Annie Christine (b) 1899. It is thought that he never married and died in 1968 aged 71 years at Northhampton, Kalgoorlie Western Australia.




Ozols, Julius, 16477


Service No:
16477                              
Occupation: Blacksmith
Address:
Silvan
Date of Enlistment:
January 8, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
24 years 5 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 7½in tall, 153lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, medium complexion
Next of Kin: Father, Martin Ozols
Rank on Enlistment: Gunner
Unit Name: 15th Field Art. Btn
Embarkation Details: July 4, 1916 Melbourne on the HMAT Berrima A35

Places and dates of service:
1917 January 16: to France.
917 February 17: transfer to 5th Div. Artillery.
1918 February 21: granted leave France.
1918 March 14: in the field France.
1919 January 30: to leave in England.
1919 February 13: to France.
1919 April 10: to England for Return to Australia.

Service injuries: NIL




Returned to Australia:
July 21, 1919 to Melbourne on the Durham     
Discharge Date:
September 4, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Gunner
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Silvan Roll of Honour

Family Story:
Julius Ozols was born August 18, 1891 in Riga Russia (now Latvia) to parents Martin Ozols and Engel Kate. He came to Australia 1914 per the Port Curtis from England. At the time of enlistment 1916 he was a blacksmith in Silvan,

He married Ena (Enera) Kotioff and had a daughter Avera and one other child. They later lived in Newport. His death date is not known.




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