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Joseph Henry O'BRIEN

Regimental number11027
Place of birthDargo, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBank clerk
Address301 Pigdon Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.2
Height5' 10"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Henry O'Brien, 301 Pigdon Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; 2 years 66th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date6 February 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 1 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 6 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 November 1956
Age at death61
Place of burialWoden Cemetery, ACT
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'BRIEN Joseph Henry

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