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Gray, Oberlin Herbert


Born 11th October 1890 Bushy Park Tasmania to Frederick Simmons and Bethia Gray (nee Pudney) a warehouseman he embarked Melbourne 19th February 1915 on board “HMAT Runic”. 

He enlisted with the 3rd Field Ambulance and was with that unit for six months at Gallipoli being evacuated to Malta with enteric fever. After recovery he was invalided to Australia on board “HMAT Nestor” for three months.

After returning to the front he received a gunshot wound to the side and a fractured skull at Bullecourt on the 23rd August 1918 and was admitted to the 55th Casualty Clearing Station where he died 24th August 1918 from his wounds and was buried in the Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France.










Pictured with his father Frederick          

             Photo Courtesy of Coralie Myers        



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