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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

O’Brien, Benedict Michael (1195)

Place of Birth: Ballarat, VIC

Age: 32 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 19 September 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1195 view online service record

Star Hotel
Collingwood, VIC

Next of Kin:
Thomas O’Brien (brother)
Star Hotel
Collingwood, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 22 December 1914
Ship: HMAT Themistocles A32
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 1st Reinforcements

DOW: Tuesday, 14 September 1915
Place: Egypt

Next of Kin later at 10 Liardet Street, Port Melbourne

Private, 8 Infantry, Died of wounds/disease 14 September, 1915, Egypt, aged 32, commemorated Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt

1195   (Brother : Thomas O’BRIEN (parents deceased), born Ballarat, educated ?  He enlisted as a 32-year-old labourer, a brother at the Star Hotel, Collinwood, later at 10 Liardet Street, Port Melbourne  O’Brien suffered wounds to the back at Gallipoli on 12 August, 1915 and was invalided to No 1 Australian General Hospital at Heliopolis where he died just over a month later as a combination of the wounds and dysentery. No circular returned)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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