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William Thomas O'BRIEN

Regimental number14971
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.6
Height5' 7.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie O'Brien, 83 Buckland Street, Alexandria, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the Australian Engineers, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 November 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameAugust 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollEngineers Details
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date13 August 1917
Other details

War service: England

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1917, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: epilepsy), Sydney, 13 August 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death23 July 1927
Age at death31
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 9, 2874), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'BRIEN William Thomas

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