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John Bernard O'DONNELL

Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationAuctioneer, farmer, and grazier
AddressBirchip, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinBrother, F M O'Donnell, Birchip, Victoria
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name38th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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