Regimental number1934
Date of birth1 October 1888
Place of birthPinda, South Australia
SchoolMorchard School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
AddressMelrose Post Office, Melrose, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs A O'Loughlin, Morchard, South Australia
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Gallantry and devotion to duty in attentions to wounded under fire.' (Eaucourt L'Abbaye 16 February 1917
Recommendation date: "23 February 1917

Bat to Military Medal

'Gallantry and devotion to duty as streatcher -bearer.' (Bullecourt 4-8 may 1917).
Recommendation date: 15 May 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918

Military Medal

'At EAUCOURT L'ABBAYE, FRANCE on 16th February, 1917 the trenches of 12th Bn. were heavily bombarded, Pvt. O'Loughlin, a stretcher bearer, displayed great gallantry in dressing the wounded under fire and devotion to duty in carrying them back to the Regimental Aid Post over wet and slippery ground.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

MM Bar

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3911 Pte William O'LOUGHLIN, 3rd Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 28 February 1919.
Date of death1 January 1958
Age at death69
Place of burialOrroroo Cemetery, South Australia