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Eric O'BRIEN

Date of birth3 November 1892
Place of birthGoodwood, South Australia
SchoolSturt Street Public School; Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressWayville, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs E L O'Brien, 24 Bartley Crescent, Wayville, South Australia
Enlistment date25 July 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name27th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 December 1917
Discharge date15 August 1918
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium. Wounded, Zonnebeke, Belgium, 4 October 1917. Arrived back in Australia, 15 February 1918; discharged as medically unfit.

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