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Patrick Julian O'MEARA

Regimental number3216
Place of birthTraralgon, Victoria
SchoolKoornalla State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressKoornalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 11"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, William O'Meara, Koornalla, Victoria
Previous military serviceMember for 3 years, Koornalla Rifle Club, Victoria
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sara O'MEARA, Koornalla, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2761 Lance Sergeant Francis Leo O'MEARA, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 April 1919; Cousin: 3667 Sergeant Maurice Meyers O'MEARA MM, 4th Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 22 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

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

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'MEARA Patrick Julian

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