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Number Trooper 903

Battalion 8th Light horse

Place of Birth Ruby

Next of Kin His Mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Collis
of Leongatha

Date and place of enlistment Leongatha 8/12/1914

Physical details on enlistment Age 24 years 2 months,
5'4", 10 stone 7 pounds, grey eyes and light brown hair

Religion Methodist

Occupation Farm labourer

Date and place of death

He was missing in action at the attack on the Nek on 7/8/1915 and was declared to have been killed in action at a court of enquiry held on 30/8/1915.

Location of grave or memorial

He is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He and his family lived in the Shire and his relations still do

Military History

8/12/14 Enlisted in Leongatha
7/5/15 He embarked Melbourne on the HMTS Palermo
5/8/15 He went from reinforcement to regiment in
7/8/15 He went to Gallipoli on or about that date
30/8/15 He was confirmed dead on that date
17/8/21 Mrs. Collis received her scroll and King�s message
Mrs. Collis wrote to the army in the 1920 to say that Oscar�s father was dead and she was remarried and she was entitled to his war medals this was in 1920
There is an answer to a letter from Miss Matthies about Oscar being dead. She heard he was in hospital in Heliopolis
4/12/15 There is another letter from Mrs. P J Nicholas of Poowong
Mrs. Nicholas had received information from Anzac stating that Oscar was in hospital
21/9/15 E J Matthies, Oscar�s brother, of Garvie�s PO via Leongatha asked for a certificate of death
6/5/67 Mrs. Mary Gillespie (nee Matthies) of Surrey Hills asked for Oscar�s Anzac medal
Mrs. Collis received medals, plaque and scroll



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