|Place of birth||Traralgon, Victoria|
|School||Koornalla State School, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, William O'Meara, Koornalla, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Member for 3 years, Koornalla Rifle Club, Victoria|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Sara O'MEARA, Koornalla, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2761 Lance Sergeant Francis Leo O'MEARA, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 April 1919; Cousin: 3667 Sergeant Maurice Meyers O'MEARA MM, 4th Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 22 September 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, O'MEARA Patrick Julian|