John Cornelius O'BRIEN

O'BRIEN, John Cornelius

Service Number: 1674
Enlisted: 8 December 1914, Enlisted in Colac, Victoria as part of the 14th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement recruitment.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Field Ambulance
Born: Colac, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Colac, Colac-Otway, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Printer (Colac Herald)
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 20 August 1917
Cemetery: Westhof Farm Cemetery
Burial reference: - Plot II. Row E. Grave 11.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1674, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted in Colac, Victoria as part of the 14th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement recruitment.
19 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, 1674, 14th Infantry Battalion
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, 1674, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
20 Aug 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 1674, 4th Field Ambulance, Killed in action.

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Biography contributed by Dianne Black

Parents: - John O’Brien and Mary Ellen Scullen married 1891 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.