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Humphrey O'LEARY

Regimental number2087
Place of birthBarossa, South Australia
SchoolRhynie Public School, South Australia
Other trainingFarming
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressRichmond, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susanah O'Leary, Richmond, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 8 months in the 10th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; discharged as unable to attend drills.
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 6), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Humphrey James and Susanna Catherine O'LEARY, Taranna Street, Richmond, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousins (1st): 2089 Pte John Justin O'LEARY, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 13 February 1918; 1941 Pte Emmet O'LEARY, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 9 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Proceeded to 32nd Bn from 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; taken on strength 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'LEARY Humphrey

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