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Regimental number2284
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolBallarat State School, Ballarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address402 Drummond Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriet O'Bern, 402 Drummond Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military servicenil
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll'K' Ammunition Park
FateKilled accidentally 13 December 1917
Place of death or woundingSteenwerek, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 3), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Christ Church Anglican Cathedral Roll of Honour, Ballarat, Victoria. Parents: Thomas and Harriet O'BERN, 402 Drummond Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lieutenant William Henry O'BERN MC & Bar, 1st Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919.

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