Hugh Brian (Hughie) O'DONNELL

O'DONNELL, Hugh Brian

Service Number: 1393
Enlisted: 12 November 1914, Helena Vale, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Boulder, Western Australia, 1 September 1898
Home Town: Kanowna, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 12 May 1915, aged 16 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Boulder Kanowna Honour Roll, Boulder Roll of Honor, Boulder Roll of Honour Board, Kalgoorlie St John's Anglican Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

12 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, Helena Vale, Western Australia
22 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1393, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1393, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Fremantle
7 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1393, 11th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
12 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 11th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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The information provided has been published (2019) in the book titled "The Lost Boys" written by Paul Byrnes. Detailed information of Hugh O'Donnell is provided in pages 30 to 48 of this book.

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"O'DONNELL.- Killed in action, at Gallipoli, on 19th May, 1915, Private Hugh Brian' O'Donnell ("Hughie"), of Kanowna. 

Australia called to her children,
Called them in honour's name;
He gave his life for ai answer,
That's how he played the game.
We know not the hour nor the minute;
But we only know too well,
That our dauntless lad, in khaki clad,
Now sleeps in the Dardanelles.
-Inserted by his sincere friends, Belle and Willie Mills, Kanowna.

O'DONNELL.- In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Hugh Brian, who was killed in action at Gaba Tepe; Dardanelles, May 19, 1915, 11th Battalion,3rd Brigade. (Our Hughie gave his young life for us all.)

Australia called to her children,
Called them in honour's name;
He gave his life for an answer,
That's how he played the game.
We know not the hour or the minute,
But we only know too well,
That our brave lad, in khaki clad,
Now sleeps in the Dardanelles.
-Inserted by his sorrowing mother, father and brother, L. J. and Roy O'Donnell, Kanowna." - from the Kalgoorlie Western Argus

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