|Place of birth||Clare, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Yorkshire Downs via Nelia, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs Bertha Elliott, Gill Street, Charters Towers, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Charters Towers, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||47th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/64/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Mary O'BRIEN|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.
Marched out of 12th Training Bn, Rollestone, 13 July 1916, and marched into Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Park Hill, the same day.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 July 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 26 July 1916.
Proceeded to unit, 17 September 1916; taken on strength of 19th Australian Depot Unit of Supply, 18 September 1916.
Found guilty, 8 October 1916, of (1) improper reply to an NCO; (2) being in town with an out of date pass: award, forfeits 7 days' pay.
Transferred to 12th Bn approved, 24 December 1916; transferred to 12th Bn, 29 December 1916.
Marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 30 December 1916.
Proceeded to unit, 16 January 1917; taken on strength of 12th Bn, 17 January 1917.
Wounded in action, 26 February 1917; admitted to No 1 Australian Field Ambulance, 27 February 1917, and transferred to No 45 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (gunshot wound, left knee); to No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 4 March 1917; to England, 12 March 1917; to King George Hospital, 14 March 1917; discharged to Hospital Ship, 3 July 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 3 July 1917; disembarked Sydney, 29 August 1917; discharged Brisbane (medically unfit: gunshot wound left knee), 9 November 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||50|
|Place of burial||Toowong Cemetery, Queensland|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, O'BRIEN George|