Basil George Henry O'BRIEN

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O'BRIEN, Basil George Henry

Service Number: 94
Enlisted: 26 February 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 20 April 1898
Home Town: Branxholm, Dorset, Tasmania
Schooling: Branxholm State School, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 7 June 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Bethleem Farm West Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 94, 40th Infantry Battalion
1 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 94, 40th Infantry Battalion
1 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 94, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Hobart
7 Jun 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 94, 40th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

His brother 1603 Private Harold Douglas O'Brien 9th Battalion AIF was killed in action at the first attack on Pozieres, France on 22nd July 1916.