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Thomas O'CALLAGHAN

Regimental number2477
Place of birthDoctor's Hill, King Williamstown, Cork County, Ireland
SchoolKing Williamstown School, Ireland
Other trainingNil
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressCharleville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Thomas O'Callaghan, Charleville, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A10 Karroo on 5 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Had a hard life, sent out to "service" to earn more, to help support a very big dad, at the early age of 10 and 11 years.' (Information supplied by mother).
FateKilled in Action 4 August 1916
Place of death or woundingRomani
Age at death33
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 41), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
3
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ellen and the late Cornelius O'CALLAGHAN, Doctor's Hill, KINGWILLIAMSTOWN, Co. Cork, Ireland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 474 Pte Michael O'CALLAGHAN, 15th Bn, killed in action, 8 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNote difference in details re father: Embarkation Roll states father to be Thomas O'CALLAGHAN; OWG File gives father as the late Cornelius O'CALLAGHAN.

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