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George Edward O'BRIEN

Regimental number3874
Place of birthDarlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) College, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDarlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A E O'Brien, 80 Barcom Avenue, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a Navy Cadet with the Naval Brigade, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, NSW.
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th ATM Battery
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at the No.2 Casualty Clearing Station and was buried in the military cemetery at Outtersbeen, near Bailleul.
FateDied of wounds 14 January 1918
Age at death18.10
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialOuttersteene Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 51), Bailleul, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred Edward and Ellen Mary O'BRIEN, 80 Barcom Avenue, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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