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Thomas Patrick O'BRIEN

Regimental number2005
Place of birthGlebe, New South Wales
SchoolPatrician Brothers (Catholic) School, Redfern, New South Wales
Other trainingChairmaker
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressFotheringham, Arden Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs O'Brien, Fotheringham, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas wounded at Gallipoli in July 1915. Place of death either Peronne or Proyart, France.
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death26.4
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VII, Row B, Grave No. 4), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Daniel and Annie O'BRIEN, "Claremont", Stoney Creek Road, Bexley, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsThree brothers not specified.

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