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