Victor Alan OPIE

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OPIE, Victor Alan

Service Number: 1392
Enlisted: 26 October 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Jamestown, South Australia, 6 September 1887
Home Town: Norwood, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer (American Beach, Kangaroo Island)
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Kingscote Kangaroo Island WW1 Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Norwood War Memorial, Penneshaw Kangaroo Island Men Roll of Honor WW1, Penneshaw War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

26 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1392, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1392, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne

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Biography

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Brother of 7051 Pte. Percy John Opie (/explore/people/354269) - Killed in Action in France on 23 Jul 1918

"THE LATE PTE. OPIE.

The late Pte. Opie, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 2, 1915, was a member of the 16th Battalion, and was the youngest son of Mrs. A. Opie, of Norwood, and the late Francis Opie, of Jamestown and Mannum. Deceased was 27 years of age. Prior to enlisting he was employed at American Beach, Kangaroo Island, where he made many friends by his genial disposition." - from the Adelaide Observer 03 Jun 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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