Service Number: 315
Enlisted: 14 July 1915, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Co. Galway, Ireland, 1893
Home Town: Burwood, Whitehorse, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 December 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mooroopna Shepparton News Calendar & Pictorial Honour Roll of Fallen Heroes, Shepparton & District War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

14 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 315, 29th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Vic.
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 315, 29th Infantry Battalion
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 315, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Patrick and Catherine O'DONNELL, 212 High Street, Shepparton, Victoria

Word has been received that Pte. Thomas O'Donnell, son of Mr. Peter O'Donnell, of Benalla Road, aged 23 years, was killed in action in France on December 4.  The announcement was made at St. Brendan's on Sunday by the Rev. Father Hogan.