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William Lawrence O'CONNOR

Regimental number6360
Place of birthPenola, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o W L O'Connor, Wallacedale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 3"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret O'Connor, Wallacedale via Condah, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 October 1916
Place of enlistmentB
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Discharge date13 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917; marched in to 6th Training Bn, Larkhill, 31 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 October 1917; taken on strength, 24th Bn, in the field, 14 October 1917.

Admitted to Line of Communication Hospital, 25 May 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 25 May 1918.

Wounded in action, 2 August 1918 (gun shot wound, leg, buttock and arm), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 4 August 1918; to Convalescent Depot, Havre, 11 August 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 10 September 1918.

On leave to England, 20 October 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 5 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 10 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Chemnitz', 7 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 13 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'CONNOR William Lawrence

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