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William Henry O'HARA

Regimental number1260
Place of birthBaldutha, Otago, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationWoodworker
AddressLanark Street, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice O'Hara, Lanark Street, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand
Enlistment date19 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentCSM
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Work on 9 October 1917 near Zonnebeke.'
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateDied of wounds 4 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 33), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
89
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Alice O'Hara, 34 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as one of a party of twelve, which moved forward to attack strong enemy positions. After his officer had been seriously wounded, he took charge, assisting to drive the enemy out of a wood, and to hold the ground gained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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