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Stanley Richard O'DONNELL

Regimental number314
Place of birthMalvern, Victoria
SchoolArmadale State School, Victoria
ReligionCongregational
OccupationWarehouseman
AddressMalvern
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5.75"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R O'Donnell, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
116
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Sarah Rebecca O'DONNELL, 30 Llaneast Street, Malvern, Victoria; Sister: Dorothy O'DONNELL, same address.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.

'Identification Disc received from Germany. No particulars afforded except the soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE 19.7.16.' on the authority of Assistant Adjutant General, ANZAC Section from War Office.

A handwritten note on the bottom of the B.103 notes, 'believed buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix, Sheet 36'.

Red Cross File No 2040208 has statement from 362 Pte James WESTWOOD, 29th Bn (patient, 2nd Birmingham War Hosopital, England), 24 January 1917: 'Informant states that on the night of July 19-20 1916 at Fromelles he saw O'Donnell whom he know personally hit and afterwards saw his body lying there. He is quite sure from personal knowledge that O'Donnell was killed.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'DONNELL Stanley Richard
Red Cross file 2040208

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