Born: 29 April 1898

Died: 2 August 1969

Twin bother of Alan Oatley with whom he enlisted in the AIF on 3 July 1916.  Both served in the 4th Battery, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade.

Both were wounded in action on 1 October 1917 when their battery was firing registration rounds in preparation for the Battle of Broodseinde Ridge which began on 4 October 1917.

He suffered gun shot wounds to his head.  He received treatment in France and returned to duty after three weeks.  He was severely gassed on 5 November 1917 when his unit was near Zonnebeke.  He was sent to England for treatment and returned to his unit in March 1918.  [JSB]



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