Owen Cooney O'MARA

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O'MARA, Owen Cooney

Service Number: 4614
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 45th Infantry Battalion
Born: Berramagra NSW, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Service, France, 7 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Gundagai Anzac Grove War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

15 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4614, 1st Infantry Battalion, Pozières
15 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4614, 1st Infantry Battalion, RMS Osterley, Sydney
7 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4614, 45th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Owen Cooney O'MARA was born in 1892 in Berremaagra via Bowring NSW His parents were Michael O'MARA and Ellen Agnes COONEY S/N 4614 - he enlisted in Cootamundra on 7.8.1915

He was Killed in Action in the Field in France exactly one year after he enlisted.

No known grave but he is listed on Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Picardie, France

OBITUARY -8th September, 1916 Adelong & Tumut Express & Tumbarumba Post Private Owen Cooney O'MARA Another Gundagai district boy has fallen at the front 2nd son of Mr. & Mrs. Michael O'Mara of Berremangra, Jugiong He was only 23 years of age & got to the front last year He has two other brothers in the ranks He was a nephew of Mrs. G. FOX of Gundagai Link to a photo of Owen & his last two letters home

http://www.5rar.asn.au/articles/owen-omara.htm

Owen is also commemorated at the St John The Evangelist Church War Memorial

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