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Regimental number66769
Date of birth22 October 1899
Place of birthTamworth, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressArmidale Road, Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight106 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. O'Brien, Armidale Road, Tamworth, New South Wales
Previous military service3rd Battalion 33rd Infantry; Served for 4 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date15 May 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 22
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Wyreema on 14 October 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollNew South Wales Reinforcements 22
FateDischarged 5 January 1919
Discharge date5 January 1919
Other details

Embarked Sydney, 14 October 1918.

Admitted to Ship's Hospital, 29 November 1918 (tonsillitis); discharged, 2 December 1918.

Troopship recalled and disembarked Melbourne, approx. 27 December 1918; discharged Sydney (termination of period of enlistment), 5 January 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death31 December 1935
Age at death36
Place of burialWest Tamworth Cemetery (Roman Catholic Section), New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'BRIEN John

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