O’Connor, John Joseph (4566)
Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC
Age: 35 years
Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 21 September 1915 – Melbourne, VIC
Service Number: 4566 view online service record
Next of Kin:
Thomas O’Connor (father)
Date: Thursday, 28 December 1916
Ship: HMAT Themistocles A32
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion – 14th Reinforcements
KIA: Friday, 8 June 1917
Corporal, 12th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, killed in action 8 June, 1917, commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.
Parents: Thomas O’Connor, born Port Melbourne. He enlisted as a 35-year-old locomotive engine driver based with his father in Ararat. No known grave, no circular returned.
Additional research by Brian Membrey
John Joseph O’Connor was born in Woodend in 1880. His parents were Thomas and Catherine (Hart). John was a locomotive driver and was stationed in Ararat at the time of his enlistment. His sister Margaret was his housekeeper and was left devastated by his death.