William Buckley O'BRIEN

O'BRIEN, William Buckley

Service Number: 640
Enlisted: 8 October 1914, Enoggera, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Beaudesert, Queensland, 20 November 1890
Home Town: Rathdowney, Scenic Rim, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Policeman
Died: Died of Illness (war service related), Brisbane, Queensland, 7 March 1934, aged 43 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
(DVA) Official Commemoration - Grave Location: 10-64-13, Portion 10/Section 64/Grave 13; Buried with his Wife: "Delia", Bedelia O'Brien.
Memorials: Beaudesert War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 640, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enoggera, Queensland
20 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 640, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 640, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Boorara, Sydney
10 Nov 1915: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 640, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Medical discharge

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Biography

"OBITUARY.  WILLIAM BUCKLEY O'BRIEN

There passed away at Brisbane on March 7 last, after a long illness, the result of injuries received, in the Great War, Mr. William Buckley O'Brien, late of 2nd Light Horse, A.I.F. The late Mr. O'Brien was a brother of Mr. J. F. O'Brien, of the local railway department. He was 43 years of age at the time of his death; and he is survived by a sorrowing wife and two sons." - from the Maryborough Chronicle 10 Mar 1934 (nla.gov.au)

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