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Herbert O'NEILL

Regimental number7099
Date of birth22 September 1890
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSawyer
AddressMoore, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 2.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, John O'Neill, Mackay Street, Thames, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of height)
Enlistment date9 January 1918
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Ormonde on 2 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Discharge date18 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 2 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 7 April 1918.

Embarked Port Tewfik, 30 April 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 May 1918, and marched in to 5th Training Bn, Fovant.

Transferred to 49th Bn Details (12th Training Bn), Codford, 3 June 1918.

Admitted to Brigade Clearing Hospital, Codford, 26 July 1918 (swelling on neck); marched in to 12th Training Bn from hospital, 5 August 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 August 1918; taken on strength, 49th Bn, in the field, 21 August 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 February 1919 (adenitis tubercular); transferred to 48th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 February 1919; to 14th General Hospital, Boulogne, 8 February 1919; to England, 14 February 1919, and admitted to Fulham Military Hospital; discharged on furlough, 11 March 1919, to report to Headquarters, 25 March 1919, to march out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 10 April 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 31 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 18 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 December 1984 Nanango, Queensland
Age at death94
Place of burialYarraman Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'NEILL Herbert

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