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Born in Ballarat, Arthur Charles Niquet Olden was a single 33 year old dental surgeon at the time of his enlistment on the 28th of October 1914. His unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A52 Surada on the 17th of February 1915. He was promoted to Lieutenant on the 11th of January 1915. Arthur was wounded in action on the 23rd of May 1915 with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. He rejoined his regiment on the 13th of July 1915. Soon after rejoining his regiment Arthur was wounded in action for a second occasion on the 31st of July and was admitted for bomb wounds to his body on the 12th of August 1915.
Arthur was promoted on the 28th of January 1916 and the 9th of May 1916 and given the ranks Captain and then Major. On the 11th of August 1918 he was promoted to Temporary Lieutenant Colonel. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on the 8th of March 1919. Arthur Olden returned to Australia on the 6th of January 1920 and was discharged due to the termination of his enlistment period on the 5th of April 1920.
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