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Basil George Henry O'BRIEN

Regimental number94
Place of birthBranxholm, Tasmania
SchoolBranxholm State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressBranxholm, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, George Claxton O'Brien, Branxholm, Tasmania
Enlistment date26 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death19.3
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBethlehem Farm West Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 10), Messiness, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
133
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Genevieve O'Brien, Branxholm, Tasmania. Native of Launceston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1603 Harold Douglas O'BRIEN, 9th Bn, killed in action, 22 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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