Regimental number1569
Place of birthLeith, Scotland
Other trainingFireman
Age on arrival in Australia33
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMarine fireman
Address45 Queen Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs Catherine O'Brien, 45 Blackscroft Street, Dundee, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Navy.
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 5 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 04-6 August 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records38
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Margaret O'BRIEN; husband of Catherine O'BRIEN, 21 Constable Street, Dundee, Scotland. Native of Leith
Family/military connectionsNil.