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Joseph David O'BRIEN

Regimental number6069
Place of birthNorth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolSt Francis Roman Catholic School, North Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse driver
AddressWest Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah O'Brien, Union Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date22 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death44
Age at death from cemetery records44
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 17), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Sarah O'BRIEN, 7 Union Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Family/military connectionsNephew: Kevin Aloysius Keogh, killed in action during May 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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