Thomas Aloysius O'BRIEN

Badge Number: 18542, Sub Branch: Clarence Park

O'BRIEN, Thomas Aloysius

Service Number: 44
Enlisted: 4 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
Born: Price, Cunningham, England, 1891
Home Town: Black Forest, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Porter
Died: Natural causes, Adelaide, South Australia, 8 December 1961
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Section: LO, Road: 1N, Site No: 0A
Memorials: Naracoorte and District Town Hall Honour Board WW1
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World War 1 Service

4 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 44, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 44, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Lincoln embarkation_ship_number: A17 public_note: ''
22 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 44, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, 44, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli
23 Jul 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
23 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 44, 1st Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron

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The Attestation Papers of Thomas Aloysius O'Brien list him as:

23yrs & 5 months of age

5' 10"    160 lbs

Fair complexion; Blue eyes: Brown Hair

Embarkation (Port Darwin) for return to Australia 25 December 1918

Returned to Australia 7 January 1919

Discharged due to end of hostilities = 23 February 1919

Served a total of 4 yrs 173 days

Total service overseas 4 yrs 65 days


Admitted to Hospital 31 May 1915 (France) with German Measles discharged 7 June 1915