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Regimental number1686
Place of birthBute, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBute, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.6
Height5' 10.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth O'Connell, same address
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date14 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 10 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left hand), Adelaide, 14 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 December 1953
Age at death65
Place of burialSalisbury Pioneer Catholic Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'CONNELL Austin

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