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Geo Jas O'NEILL

Regimental number223
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
Address227 Drummond Street, Carlton
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Tresa O'Neill, 227 Drummond Street, Carlton
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'For skill and courage in organising successful counter attack. Also valuable services as messanger under heavy fire.'
Recommendation date: "9 and 22 August 1916"

FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt George James O'Neill on NR
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. When his officers and non-commissioned officers had become casualties, he counter attacked an enemy bombing party, and annihilated it. The rest of the day he acted as messenger under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Date of death1 January 1949
Place of burialCoburg Cemetery

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