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O’Brien, John Henry (2069)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 42 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 16 September 1915 – Brisbane, QLD

Service Number: 2069            view online service record

Brisbane, QLD

Next of Kin:
R O’Brien (brother)
Essex Street
Paddington, NSW

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 31 January 1916
Ship: HMAT Wandilla A62
Port: Brisbane, QLD
Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment – 14th Reinforcements

RTA: Wednesday, 31 October 1917
Discharged: Saturday, 2 February 1918



  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 21, 2016 5.15 pm 0Likes

    His WW1 Attestation claimed he spent two years and nine months with the NSW Citizen’s Bushmen’s Contingent during the Boer War – this was a special unit raised from funds subscribed by the public and the only O’Brien listed was 474, Michael. Two years and nine months is also an unlikely – the entire South African war did not last that long!

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