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John James O'MEARA

Regimental number369
Place of birthNorthcote, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTram conductor
AddressBelgrave Terrace, College Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.3
Height5' 4"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, Daniel O'Meara, Belgrave Terrace, College Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialCatholic West Terrace Cemetery (Q.76.77), Adelaide, South Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
60
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Daniel and Ellen O'MEARA
Discharge date7 November 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 115 Pte Vincent Brosnern O"MEARA, 51st Bn, killed in action, 2 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 17 March 1917; discharged (medically unfit), 7 November 1917.

War service: 3 years 81 days (of which 2 years 208 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.

Date of death21 October 1919
Age at death28
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'MEARA John James

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