William James O'NEILL

O'NEILL, William James

Service Number: 3440
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Dalby, Queensland Australia, 8 March 1893
Home Town: Dalby, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Diptheria, Palestine, 8 August 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
Gaza Military Cemetery, Palestine. Plot A 67, Gaza War Cemetery, Gaza, Israel
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dalby 'The Fallen' Honour Board, Dalby War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Sep 1917: Involvement Private, 3440, 5th Light Horse Regiment
3 Sep 1917: Embarked Private, 3440, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Kyarra, Sydney
8 Aug 1918: Involvement Trooper, 3440, 5th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Gabrielle Randall

Son of Patrick and Lucy (Smith) O'Neill from Dalby, Queensland. Enlisted on 29th May, 2017. Died of Diptheria on 8th August, 1918 in Palestine.