Joseph Michael O'LOUGHLIN

O'LOUGHLIN, Joseph Michael

Service Number: 1474
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 34th Infantry Battalion
Born: Homeville, New South Wales, Australia, 9 August 1895
Home Town: Maitland, Maitland Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway Clerk
Died: Accidental death - fell trying to board a train, Heddon Greta, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia, 25 June 1927, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Campbell's Hill (West Maitland) Cemetery
Section C8, Plot 40575
Memorials: Telarah Homeville Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

2 May 1916: Involvement Sergeant, SN 1474, 34th Infantry Battalion
2 May 1916: Embarked Sergeant, SN 1474, 34th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Lorraine McMahon


A section of Joseph's obituary that appeared in "The Maitland Weekly Mercury  Sat 2 Jul 1927 reads


"The late Mr. O'Loughlin had an excellent record with the A.I.F. He left Australia with the 34th battalion in November, 1916. A year later he received his commission at a school at Oxford.- He was in the battle of Messines and Villers Brettoneaux.

He had a genial disposition and was well liked by all".