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

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

Address:
High Street
Ararat, VIC

Next of Kin:
Thomas O’Connor (father)
High Street
Ararat, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 28 December 1916
Ship: HMAT Themistocles A32
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion – 14th Reinforcements

Fate:
KIA: Friday, 8 June 1917
Place: Belgium


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

1 Comments

  • Sharron Jury
    Posted December 7, 2018 9.31 pm 0Likes

    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.

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