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Alfred Edward O'NEILL

Regimental number231
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBoot trade
Address379 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinW C O'Neill, 379 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 6th Infantry; 1 year in the 653rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; time expired.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Discharge date21 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance Dressing Station, 12 August 1915 (febrile), and transferred to Mudros; to England, 17 August 1915, and admitted to Bethnal Green War Hospital, 31 August 1915 (enteric); transferred to Woodcote Park Convalescent Hospital, 2 November 1915; discharged to duty, 26 November 1915.

[Gap in Form B103.]

Joined Bn, in the field, France, 17 June 1916.

Attached to No 1 Canadian Tunnelling Company for pay, rations and discipline, 23 August 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 30 August 1916.

Rejoined 6th Bn from detachment to Canadian Tunnelling Company, 18 October 1916.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 31 January 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 31 January 1917; to Ambulance Train No 15, 2 February 1917, and admitted to No 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 3 February 1917; discharged to Base Details, 8 February 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 14 February 1917 (trench feet); transferred to England, 2 March 1917, and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Poerland, 27 March 1917; discharged, 29 March 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 3 days.

Discharged from Tooting Grove Hospital on furlough, 9 June 1917, to report to Training Depot, Perham Downs, 9 June 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 April 1917.

Tried by District Court Martial, 6 August 1917: sentenced to forfeit seniority and 10 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 21 December 1917 (tachycardia); disembarked Melbourne, 12 February 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 21 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'NEILL Alfred Edward

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