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Eric Oswald Hercus



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  • Forenames
    Eric Oswald AWMM
  • Surname
    Hercus AWMM
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  • Also known as
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 June 1891 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
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  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Tritinity College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom AWMM
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  • Relationship status
    Single/WWI AWMM
    Married Florence Hercus 29 Jan 1924, Christchurch AWMM


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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW1 21 September 1916 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Educated at Otago Boys' High School and the Universities of Otago and Melbourne. Son of George Robertson and Elizabeth Hercus (nee Elder). During the First World War he was appointed as a radiography instructor in the Royal Army Medical Corps in Malta before being commissioned in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He taught at the University of Melbourne in the interwar years and was a member of the Optical Munitions Panel (1940-1945) in the Second World War. Source: R. W. Home, Hercus, 'Eric Oswald (1891–1962)', Australian Dictionary of Biography. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    30 June 1962 AWMM
    VictoriaAustralia AWMM
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