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Regimental number4192
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers School, Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingBoxer
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinSister, Catherine O'Grady, 7 Somerset Place, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Annie O'GRADY. Native of Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateua, 20 april 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Subsequently, 25 August 1916, declared 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2040511: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'

Statement, 4153 Pte J. LONG, 60th Bn (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 11 October 1916: 'L/Cpl. Baker same battalion, wounded and now at Peel House --- Road, on furlough[,] told me recently that he had buried O'Grady out in No Man's Land at Fleurbaix, a boxer, good chap, and well liked.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'GRADY John
Red Cross File No 2040511

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