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Regimental number1169
Place of birthStawell, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37.3
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs John Parrott, Beach Forrest, Victoria
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSeymour, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1159
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 104), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lawrence and Annie O'CONNELL
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 26 April 1915 (back, left shoulder: severe).

Admitted to No 15 General Hospital, Alexandria, 30 April 1915.

Died of wounds, 5 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'CONNELL Michael

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