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Daniel Thomas O'CONNOR

Regimental number1254
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o Mr W J Burns, 14 Bailey Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 9.75"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John Joseph O'Connor, c/o H O Burne, Breakwater, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSale, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Discharge date3 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to HS 'Gloucester Castle', Gallipoli, 13 March 1915 (ulcer - throat, rheumatism); transferred to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis (date of admission and discharge not recorded).

Found guilty, 27 March 1916, of (1) drunkenness; (2) conduct to the prejudice of good order and maintenance of Military discipline in that he made insulting remarks to the Guard and sentries of the camp detention compound at Zeitoun: awarded 168 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Proceeded to England (no details recorded; big gap in the file).

Found guilty, Codford, 19 September 1917, of (1) being absent from parade; (2) neglecting to obey an order given by an NCO; (3) being absent from 9 am and 2 pm parades; (4) neglecting to obey an order given by an NCO: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1917; joined 39th Bn, in the field, 13 December 1917.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 22 March 1918 (rheumatism), and transferred to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Wisques (myalgia); to Ambulance Train No 24, 11 April 1918, and admitted to 56th General Hospital, 12 April 1918 (rheumatism); to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 15 April 1918; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 18 April 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 7 May 1918; to Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Rouelles, 1 June 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 9 June 1918.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 16 July 1918 (gun shot wound, left foot: self-inflicted), and transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 3, and admitted to No 2 Canadian General Hospital, 4 August 1918; discharged to Intermediate Base Depot, 30 August 1918.

Found guilty, 30 July 1918, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and Military discipline (self-inflicted wound): awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 1.

Transferred to England, 8 September 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 6 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, foot), Melbourne, 3 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered on Embarkation Roll as Thomas O'CONNOR.
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'CONNOR Daniel Thomas

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