Patrick Henebery O'CALLAGHAN

Badge Number: S7981, Sub Branch: West Croyden

O'CALLAGHAN, Patrick Henebery

Service Number: 4755
Enlisted: 27 April 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Field Ambulance
Born: Edenhope, Victoria, 1 August 1885
Home Town: Croydon, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway Porter
Died: Natural causes, West Croydon, South Australia, 26 May 1962, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Acacia C, Path CB, Grave 138
Memorials: Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Peterborough St Anacletus Catholic Church Honour Board WW1
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World War 1 Service

27 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4755, Keswick, South Australia
15 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4755, 3rd Australian General Hospital - WW1, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '23' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Wandilla embarkation_ship_number: A62 public_note: ''
15 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4755, 3rd Australian General Hospital - WW1, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
1 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4755, 3rd Australian General Hospital - WW1, ANZAC / Gallipoli
28 Jun 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 4755, 12th Field Ambulance

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Described on enlisting as 30 years 2 months old; single; 5’ 8 ½” tall; 157 lbs; fair complexion;
blue eyes; dark brown hair; Roman Catholic; tattoos on both forearms and left upper arm and
both shoulders.

Father  Henry O'Callaghan and Mother  Edith (nee_______),
corner of Lipson Street and Junction Road, Port Adelaide, South Australia

Next of Kin in service:
26         John O’Callaghan
             27years old a Brickmaker from Lipson St, Port Adelaide enlisted 19/8/1914
             (returned to Australia in 1918)
             Died 3/5/1945 (57 years) - Cheltenham Cemetery

563       Thomas Henry O’Callaghan
             26years old a Labourer from Lipson St, Port Adelaide enlisted 30/12/1914
             (returned to Australia in 1918)
             Died 30/7/1949 (60 years old) – West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide

3429     Henry Francis O’Callaghan
             25years old a Builders Labourer  from Lipson St, Port Adelaide enlisted 16/8/1915
             (returned to Australia in 1918)
             Died 12/1/1969 (78 years old) – Murray Bridge Cemetery


Previous service:           5 years Royal Navy

20/4/1915                      Completed medical – fit for service

20/4/1915                      Cert of Commanding Officer – appointed Patrick to Base Depot
                                      1st Reinf 3rd Australian General Hospital

27/4/1915                      Enlisted  at  Keswick, as a Private  into the 3rd Australian General
                                      Hospital,  1st reinforcement

15/6/1915                      Embarked from Melbourne  on  HMAT A62 Wandilla
Changed to:

17/6/1915                      Embarked from Melbourne  on   HMAT A62 Wandilla with
                                      Special Reinforcements

August 1915                  Proceeded to join Military General Hospital.  Gallipoli

25/10/1915                    Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital – with Jaundice

8 - 25/12/1915               Absent without leave 18 days

27/1/1916                      Disembarked from Mudros,

22/5/1916                      Taken on strength supernumeracy from Special Reinforcements

2/6/1916                        Embarked to join BEF

11/6/1916                      Kingsionoian – Disembarked Marseilles, France

31/10/1916                    In Hospital – Rectal Abscess  - in the field  - Abbeyville, France

4/11/1916                      Embarked for England (from Haure, France)

5/11/1916                      To 2nd Southern General Hospital (due to being GASSED)

6/11/1916                      Admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital  -  London, England

14/11/1916                    Taken from 2nd Southern General Hospital to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital

4/12/1916                      Taken from 3rd Auxiliary Hospital to Furlough Perham Downs Repat - England

2/1/1917                        Proceeded overseas - France

17/1/1917                      Marched in to Australian Ambulance Medical Corp Training Depot from
                                      No 1 Company Depot Parkham Downs

18/1/1917                      Detached for duty with S 16.0 10th Training Battalion

19/1/1917                      Marched in to 10th Infantry Battalion No 12 Durrington Camp, from Parkhouse

2/7/1917                        Proceeded overseas to France ex Australian Training Depot - Folkestone

3/7/1917                        Marched in ex England – Rouilles, France

6/7/1917                        Marched out to 3rd Division Ambulance

8/7/1917                        Rejoined 12th Field Ambulance Unit  - France

28/10/1917                    To Hospital sick

3/11/1917                      Admitted hospital Bethnal

12/11/1917                    Gastritis – Admitted to England Embarked for England on “Ville De dieze”

13/11/1917                    Admitted to D A Hospital -  effects of  “GASING”

15/12/1917                    Hospital

31/1/1918                      Returned to Australia from England

13/4/1918                      Disembarked in Melbourne,  per  “Osterley”

29/4/1918                      Admitted to  “D A H” - Keswick

28/6/1918                      Discharged Medically Unfit (NOT due to misconduct)

***Total service:  3 years, 63 days  (service abroad  2 years 304 days).


Last known address      West Croydon


DIED:                           29/5/1962   (77 years)

CEMETERY:                Centennial Park Cemetery
                                    Section Acacia C, Path CB, Grave 138
                                    Goodwood Road, Pasadena, South Australia.                                   

***NOTE TO RELATIVES:  This grave site (at Centennial Park Cemetery) is noted as "expired",
                                          as of 29/5/2012 - please contact the cemetery. ****

WWI Star 1914-15 (7091);   British War medal (5855);  Victory medal (22089)
and  the 1915 Anzac Medal.


Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  29 July 2014.   Lest we forget.