James Daniel O'BRIEN


O'BRIEN, James Daniel

Service Numbers: 2467, 2467A
Enlisted: 14 July 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Alberton, South Australia, 27 May 1888
Home Town: Alberton, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Alberton Public School and Marist Brothers College
Occupation: Store keeper
Died: Killed in Action, France, 11 April 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

14 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2467, Adelaide, South Australia
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2467, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2467, 48th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2467A, 48th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (First)

O'Brien Family of Coore West, Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland

PATRICK O’BRIEN and MARGARET DARCY of Coore West, Miltown Malbay, County Clare lost 2 grandsons in France and one in Belgium 1917. Their son PATRICK O’BRIEN 1857-1924 immigrated to South Australia and married AGNES HELENA BOWDEN and their 4 sons enlisted. Three did not come home.

· 2nd Lieutenant WILLIAM O’BRIEN, 10 Battalion Australian Infantry Killed in Action 9 Apr 1917 buried in Vaulx Hill Cemetery, Vaulx, Picardie, France 24 yrs.

· Private THOMAS JOSEPH O’BRIEN 52 Battalion Died of Wounds 7 Jun 1917 30 yrs.

· Lance Corporal JAMES DANIEL O’BRIEN 48th Battalion, Killed in Action 11 Apr 1917 29 yrs

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