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Albert O'NEIL

Regimental number470
Place of birthAshton-on-Lyne, Lancashire, England
SchoolWest Leederville State School, Western Australia
Age on arrival in Australia10
OccupationHorse driver
Address145 Tate Street, West Leederville, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, W O'Neil, 145 Tate Street, West Leederville, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Infantry since 1 July 1912; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 2), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah Jane O'NEIL, 11 Frogmore Street, Leederville, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Killed in action, 29 May 1915.

Buried at Victoria Gully, Grave No 4, 'about 0.5 mile S.E. of Anzac Cove' (Chaplain's report).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Base Records informed Mrs O'Neil, 14 April 1923, that his remains had been exhumed and finally interred in the Lone Pine Cemetery. 'This action was rendered necessary on account of the former site being exposed to torrential rain at certain seasons and in danger of obliteration by flooding.'

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