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John Justin O'LEARY

Regimental number2089
Place of birthPetersburg South Australia
Other NamesJohn Juston
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPostal employee
AddressWoodville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan O'Leary, Russel Street, Woodville, South Australia
Enlistment date14 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 October 1915
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 13 February 1918
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 12), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1941 Pte Emmet O'LEARY, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 9 March 1918; Cousin (1st): 2087 Pte Humphrey O'LEARY, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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