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John Michael O'LEARY

Regimental number3534
Place of birthGoondiwindi, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGoondiwindi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.6
Height5' 6"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinFather, Michael James O'Leary, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 October 1916
Place of enlistmentWarwick, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Discharge date7 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Missing in action, Belgium, 12 October 1918; subsequently reported Prisoner of War, Germany.

Repatriated, arrived United Kingdom, 30 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 7 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 7 June 1919.

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

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