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William Buckley O'BRIEN

Regimental number640
Place of birthRathdownie, Beaudesert, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPoliceman
AddressRathdownie, Beaudesert, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10.75"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, James O'Brien, Rathdownie, Beaudesert, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 October 1914
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Dora O'BRIEN
Discharge date10 November 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, 27 March 1915.

Commenced returned to Australia on board HT 'Kyarra', 10 June 1915; discharged Brisbane (medically unfit: pyeletis and syphilis), 10 November 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death8 March 1934
Age at death43
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'BRIEN William Buckley

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