Oswald Sagasser

Name   Oswald Sagasser

Number    Corporal 1617

Battalion   Field artillery

Place of Birth   Korumburra

Next of Kin   His brother, Nickolas Sagasser of Allambee. His elder brother is Anton Peter Sagasser of Toora

Date and place of enlistment  Broadmeadows 19/9/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 23 years and 5 months, 5/10”, 12 stone 7 pounds, blue eyes and fair hair

Religion   Roman Catholic

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death   He was gassed in action on the 23/6/1918. He was transferred to Australia seriously ill. He died in Caulfield Hospital in 1919 aged 25

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Leongatha Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He lived in the Allambee area 

Military History

  • Number 1617 Gunner / Bombardier/ Corporal Field Artillery
  • 19/9/1915 He enlisted in Broadmeadows
  • 9/11/15 He embarked on HMAT Bakara
  • 7/12/15 He disembarked Suez
  • From January 1916 He was ill in hospital in Egypt until 5/3/16
  • 6/3/16 He rejoined his unit at Tel el Kebir
  • He embarked Alexandria
  • He disembarked Marseilles
  • 23/6/18 He was gassed in the field
  • 12/12/1918 He returned to Australia seriously ill
  • He is on the Hallston Honour Roll

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