O’Neal, Charles (85)
Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC
Age: 32 years 3 months
Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 14 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC
Service Number: 85 view online service record
Next of Kin:
Charles O’Neal (father)
DOD: Thursday, 26 August 1915
Place: Alfred Hospital
Mother: Louisa O’Neal
Died of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis prior to embarkation.
Private, 86th Training Company, Seymour, died of disease, Alfred Hospital, aged 32, commemorated Colac Cemetery.
Father: Charles O’NEAL, Born Port Melbourne. A 32-year-old labourer who enlisted with his father as next of kin in Warrnambool, later Woodend. O’Neal was at the Seymour Camp less than a month before he died at the Alfred Hospital, 26 August, 1915 after one of a handful of servicemen admitted to the civilian hospital during the meningitis epidemic that claimed over 250 members of the AIF across Australia. Interred Colac Cemetery.
Additional research by Brian Membrey