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William Patrick O'BRIEN

Regimental number5085
Place of birthGordon, Ballarat, Victoria
SchoolSt Patrick's (Catholic) College, Ballarat, and Teacher's Training College, Melbourne, Victoria.
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSoldier
AddressGordon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, C O'Brien, Gordon, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a Lieutenant in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date16 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name29th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot XXIV, Row C, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
116
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Cornelius and Annie O'BRIEN, Gordon
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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