William Harold O'BRIEN

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O'BRIEN, William Harold

Service Number: 443
Enlisted: 26 September 1914, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 6th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1885
Home Town: Forbes, Forbes, New South Wales
Schooling: Bega and Casino State Schools, New South Wales
Occupation: Stock & Station Agent
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 12 July 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row K, Grave 6 Father Bergin officiated Headstone inscription reads: In loving memory
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 443, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
21 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 443, 6th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
21 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 443, 6th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
12 Jul 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 443, 6th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Edward and Mary O'Brien of 22 Crown Street, St Peters, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the NSW Mounted Rifles