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Ernest Willoughby O'BRIEN

Regimental number2069
Place of birthWilloughby New South Wales
AddressWilloughby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Francis O'Brien, High Street, Willoughby, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service18th Infantry
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

'Work near Warfusee-Abancourt on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 25 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Date of death17 December 1968

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