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Michael Thomas O'DONNELL

Regimental number2237
Place of birthWagga Wagga, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressWagga Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41.8
Height5' 6.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, Michael O'Donnell, c/o W Mason, 'Isabella', Darley Road, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed ffrom 1900 to 1907 in 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Michael O'DONNELL. Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date17 October 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 15 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gas poisoning and bronchitis), 17 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death20 October 1935
Age at death61
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'DONNELL Michael Thomas

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