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John Albert O'NEILL

Regimental number2267
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressAlberton West, South Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, C O'Neill, Alberton West, South Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Rolla Prov Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'Excellent services as stretcher bearer at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: "1 August 1916

Military Medal


'Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher bearer.'
Recommendation date: 1 March 1917"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Date of death25 November 1919
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBrighton Borough Cemetery (ZHO. 102), Sussex
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
185
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Christopher and Ellen O'NEILL, Stacey's Bridge, Colliondale, Victoria
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

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