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

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)
Western Reserve
Warrnambool, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: DNE

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

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