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Edward Joseph O'NEILL

Regimental number2952
Date of birth15 August 1896
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKalbar, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Miss Eileen O'Neill, c/o Mrs E. Keely, Brisbane Street, West Ipswich, Queensland
Enlistment date14 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Other details

Disembarked Plymouth 13 January 1917. Marched in to 13th Training Battalion 10 January 1917. On 13 March 1917, he was charged with drunkeness, and awarded two days Field Punishment no.2. He proceeded overseas to France on 14 June 1917.

Awarded the Military Medal 14 October 1917.

On 23 March 1918 he was sent on leave to the UK, but was admitted to hospital sick while on leave, suffering influenza. He rejoined his unit on 6 April 1918.

Wounded in action 4 May 1918 (Shrapnel wounds to the back and chest), admitted to hospital.

Returned to Australia , leaving England on 6 November 1918.

Date of death2 August 1963
Place of burialBrisbane

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