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Henry Arthur Albert O'NEILL

Regimental number3860
Place of birthLismore, New South Wales
Other NamesO'NEIL
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTeamster
AddressMullumbimby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rode O'Neill, Mullumbimby, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Warfusee-Abancourt on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack of the 31st Battalion from WARFUSEE-ABANCOURT on the 8th August, 1918, this man did wonderful work as a stretcher bearer. He not only brought in the wounded of our own Battalion, but went out under a deadly machine gun fire to the vicinity of VAUVILLERS and brought in many wounded cavalry men. During the attack on the 29th Battalion on the 9th August, 1918, he assisted in bringing in many of their wounded, the work being carried out under exceptionally heavy shell and machine gun fire. Throughout the whole operations he set a wonderful example to all around him by his bravery and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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