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James Bernard O'CONNOR

Date of birth3 June 1888
Other NamesO'CONNOR, James Bernaud
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGeorge Street, Millicent, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height6' 0.75"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lena Montfort O'Connor, c/o Mrs Partridge, Osborn Avenue, Beulah Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceAustralian Infantry Regiment and South Australian Infantry Regiment (12 years); now Captain in 74th Senior Cadets
Enlistment date8 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name32nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion


Unit: Permanent Supernumery List
Promotion date: 19 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1916
Discharge date20 February 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Taken on strength of "B" Company, 32nd Bn, Ismailia, 24 January 1916.

Proceeded to Officer's School, Zeitoun, 5 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916; admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916 (gunshot wound, eyes); transferred to No 7 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 21 July 1916 (gunshot wound, eye and left arm); to England, 23 July 1916; to No 3 London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 23 July 1916; to 6th Auxiliary Hospital, Moreton Gardens, 23 September 1916; discharged, 15 October 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HS 'Karoola', 16 October 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 2 December 1916; appointment terminated (medically unfit), 20 February 1917.

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death26 September 1935
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'CONNOR James Bernard

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