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Alfred O'BRIEN

Regimental number6072
Place of birthWindsor, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address117 Wells Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John Michael O'Brien, George Street, Windsor, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in 41st Infantry Batallion, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date29 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted on 29th August 1916 and joined the 21st Batallion on 13th May 1917.
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBroodseinde Ridge, Passchendaele, Belgium
Age at death23
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot XXVIII, Row A, Grave No. 16), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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