Matthew O'MARA

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O'MARA, Matthew

Service Number: 6542
Enlisted: 12 July 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: ANZAC / Australian Provost Corps
Born: Carlow, Ireland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Blackall, Blackall Tambo, Queensland
Schooling: Private Teacher
Occupation: Stock Keeper/Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 15 October 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Birr Cross Roads Cemetery
Plot I; Row E; Grave 4 INSCRIPTION HE OFFERED ALL HIS COUNTRY COULD DESIRE A LOVING BROTHER
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6542
21 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6542, 15th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
21 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6542, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boonah, Brisbane
15 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6542, ANZAC / Australian Provost Corps

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon


15th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

He was 41 and the son of Daniel and Jane O'Mara.

Next of kin-Brother, P O'Mara, Blackall, Queensland
Enlistment date-12 July 1916

Age at embarkation 39


AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/32/2

Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916

War service: Western Front

 

He is remembered on the Carlow Great War Memorial as Matthew O'Meara,

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