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Eugene Michael O'REILLY

Regimental number764
Place of birthMount Victoria New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKerry, Beaudesert, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs J O'Reilly, 'Hyning', Barrett Street, Sandgate, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date10 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 765 Private Peter John O'REILLY, Machine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 14, returned to Australia 6 September 1919; 6371 Private Norbert O'REILLY, 25th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement, Died of wounds 23 September 1918, France. First Cousins: 3221 Private Thomas Cormack SMITH, 18th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement, killed in action 21 October 1917, Ypres, Belgium; 3563 Private Ernest William SMITH, 13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement, returned to Australia 18 March 1919.
Other detailsCame home to Australia as an invalid; and was discharged after spending six months in hospital. He became working overseer of Lamington Park, Queensland.

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