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James Hugh O'Neill KEARNEY

Date of birth26 September 1894
Place of birthEulo, Queensland
SchoolMareeba State School and Technical College, Cairns, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMareeba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James Anderson Kearney, Mareeba, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Junior and Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date13 March 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name25th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 June 1918
Place of death or woundingCorbie, France
Age at death24.8
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBonnay Communal Cemetery Extension (Row C, Grave 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Anderson and Winifred Mary KEARNEY, Mareeba, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2765 Sergeant Donald Leo KEARNEY, 3rd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 24 July 1919.

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