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Ogilvie, Thomas Alexander

Enrolled 1905
Scotch College; Ormond College; LL.B. admitted to the bar 1911; football blue; College crew.
Enlisted 14 September 1915, Corporal 12th Battalion, later Sergeant; sailed for Egypt October 1914, landed Gallipoli April 1915; 2nd Lieutenant 10 July 1915. On the night of 6 August 1915, during the attack on Lone Pine, he was waiting in a wide trench ('Gun Lane') to reinforce the 1st Brigade. While at the head of his platoon, then being sent to the trenches, he was hit in the head by a shrapnel bullet and died in hospital at Malta on 18 August 1915, after being unconscious for three days.

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Roll of Honour - Thomas Alexander Ogilvie

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Unit: 12th Battalion (Infantry)

Service: Australian Army

Conflict: 1914-1918

Date of death: 18 August 1915

Cause of death: Died of wounds

Cemetery or memorial details: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta

War Grave Register notes: OGILVIE, 2nd Lt. Thomas Alexander. 12th Bn. Australian Inf. Died of wounds 18th Aug., 1915. Age 28. Son of John and Elizabeth Ogilvie. Born at Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. A. VII. 6.

Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Location on the Roll of Honour

Thomas Alexander Ogilvie's name is located at panel 67 in theCommemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).

Map of Commemorative area showing which panel Thomas Alexander Ogilvies name is located
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