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John Hugh O'NEILL

Regimental number3871
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
AddressDulwich Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, James O'Neill, Glen Iris, Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 13 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has served continuously with his Unit since its arrival in FRANCE, and has always proved a reliable and efficient soldier, carrying out all orders entrusted to him conscientiously and fearlessly. he has acted as Orderly Room Sergeant of this Unit for the past six months. During the advance the work has frequently to be carried out under adverse circumstances and owing to Sergeant O'NEILL's unwearying efforts and energy, it has always been done capably and expeditiously, thus enabling the records of the Battalion to be kept thoroughly up-to-date.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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