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Harold Gordon O'DONNELL

Regimental number288
Date of birth15 October 1894
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolKogarah Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressWallace Street, Kogarah W, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John G O'Donnell, Wallace Street, Kogarah W, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 5, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/10/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Company, Machine Gun Corps
FateDied of wounds 21 June 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row E, Grave No. 12), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
179
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth O'DONNELL, "Rosemount", Wallace Street, Sydney. Native of Sydney
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3586 Pte Alexander Thomas O'DONNELL, 54th Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916; Captain John Layman O'DONNELL, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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