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John O'BRIEN

Regimental number6771
Place of birthEnniskillen, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationJeweller
Address36A Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36.6
Height5' 7.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mr E F Murphy, 89 Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Garrison Artillery, United Kingdom
Enlistment date19 July 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date25 May 1918
Other details

War service: England

Commenced return to Australia on board Ht 'Persic', 21 December 1917; discharged (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis, age), Sydney, 25 May 1918.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death5 June 1926
Age at death49
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 9, 2320), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'BRIEN John

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