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Assal John O'BRIEN

Regimental number1425
Place of birthTumut, New South Wales
Place of birthAdelong, New South Wales
SchoolXavier Catholic College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressTumut, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Leila Olga O'Brien, Strathmore, 143 Victoria Street, Pott's Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military servicenil
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 23 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 29 March 1918
Place of death or woundingAmman, Palestine
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialDamascus British War Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 29), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
5
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Jane O'BRIEN; husband of Leila O'BRIEN, Gilmore Hotel, Tumut, New south Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: [Orlando ?] J. O'Brien, killed at Messines, Belgium in June 1917.

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