Badge Number: S8343 / 5017
S8343 / 5017


Service Number: 1686
Enlisted: 3 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ninnes, South Australia, 27 September 1888
Home Town: Gawler, Gawler, South Australia
Schooling: Ninnes School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Gawler, South Australia, 12 December 1953, aged 65 years
Cemetery: St Augustine's Catholic Cemetery, Salisbury, South Australia
Memorials: Alford District of Ninnes Honour Board, Bute District Council WW1 Roll of Honor, Bute Public School Roll of Honour, Bute War Memorial Garden
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World War 1 Service

3 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1686, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1686, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1686, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
14 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1686, 48th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Wounded SN 1686, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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"O'CONNELL.— On December 12, suddenly at 41 Cowan street, Gawler, Austin, beloved husband of Eileen O'Connell, of Balaklava, and loved father of Leo and Jim, father-in-law of Wanda and Nora, grandpa of Philip. Aged 65 years, requiescat in peace."

"O'CONNELL.— THE FRIENDS of the late Mr. AUSTIN O'CONNELL, of Balaklava, are respectfully informed that his Funeral will leave St Peter and Paul's Church, Gawler, on MONDAY after a service at 2.15 p.m.. for the Salisbury Catholic Cemetery." from the Adelaide Advertiser 14 Dec 1953 (