John James O'BRIEN

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O'BRIEN, John James

Service Numbers: 671, 4558
Enlisted: 13 January 1902, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glenalbyn, Victoria, Australia, 1882
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Contractor
Died: Killed in action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 27 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 29), Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Bendigo School, Inglewood War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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Boer War Service

13 Jan 1902: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 671, Australian Commonwealth Horse, Melbourne, Vic.

World War 1 Service

20 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4558, 7th Infantry Battalion, Bendigo, Vic.
28 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4558, 7th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
28 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4558, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
1 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 57th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
8 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4558, 57th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
27 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4558, 57th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood
27 Sep 1917: Involvement Private, SN 4558, 57th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Brother: 4557 Pte Edward Charles O'BRIEN, 57th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 March 1919.