Kevin Matthew Charles O'NEILL MM

O'NEILL, Kevin Matthew Charles

Service Number: 1260
Enlisted: 22 November 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Gympie, Queensland, Australia, 14 April 1896
Home Town: Gympie, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Natural causes, Kenmore, Queensland, Australia, 1 May 1975, aged 79 years
Cemetery: Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery & Crematorium, Brisbane
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World War 1 Service

22 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1260, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1260, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney

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Biography

"A MILITARY MEDALLIST.

Mrs. H. O'Neill, Glastonbuty, via Gympie, has received from the Base Records Office, Melbourne, the following copy of an extract from the "London Gazette." dated 11th May, 1917:-

"His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal to No. 1260, Private Kevin O'Neill, 9th Battalion, for bravery in the field."

Private O'Neill enlisted in November, 1915, and left for the Front in June last year, reaching the Front in the early part of September, 1916. This is the first soldier from the Gladstone district to have this honour conferred on him. The photograph was taken in France, in June of this year, and Private O'Neill is wearing the ribbon of the Military Medal."from the Queenslander 13 Oct 1917 (trove.nla.gov.au)

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