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John Patrick O'RIELLY

Regimental number3603
Place of birthStepney, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPoltalloch via Milang, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.10
Height5' 5.5"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Mary O'Rielly, 19 West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSurname entered on cemetery headstone as O'REILLY.
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date6 August 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit: defective eyesight), Adelaide, 6 August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 May 1955
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'RIELLY John Patrick

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