Oswald Bright

BrightName      Oswald Bright

Number    Private 3025

Battalion      37th Battalion

Place of Birth   Scotsburn

Next of Kin   His father, William Bright of Ruby

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 6/1/1917

Physical details on enlistment   Age 23 years 4 months, 5’6”, 137 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair.

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Farm labourer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action at Passchendaele Belgium 12/10/1917

Location of grave or memorial

He has no known grave and has his name on the Menin Gate Ypres

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from Ruby

 Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • 6/1/16 He enlisted in Leongatha
  • His preliminary medical was signed by Dr Wood
  • 19/2/17 He embarked Melbourne on the HMTS Ballarat
  • 26/4/17 He disembarked Devonport
  • 6/7/17 He was sick in hospital at Brimstone with measles
  • 21/7/17 He went to France via Southampton
  • 12/9/17 He moved to the front
  • 12/10/17 He was killed in action in Belgium
  • 13/10/22 His family received his scroll and plaque
  • His mother was Sarah Bright
  • James Sutherland Solicitor of Leongatha asked for a certificate of death for Oswald Bright and also one for John Edney
  • Oswald had a National Mutual insurance policy

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