Victor David O'CONNOR

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O'CONNOR, Victor David

Service Numbers: 1904, 5948
Enlisted: 6 January 1915
Last Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia , 4 June 1896
Home Town: Charters Towers, Charters Towers, Queensland
Schooling: Queentown Public School and School of Mines, Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Fitter; Engineers Apprentice
Died: Wounds, France, 2 September 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot III, Row C, Grave 26
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Queenton State School Roll of Honour, Richmond Hill Teachers and Ex-Pupils Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

6 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1904, 9th Infantry Battalion
12 Mar 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant
16 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1904, 9th Infantry Battalion
16 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1904, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
6 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1904, Fracture of radius left arm
6 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1904, Aged 18 years 6 months
2 Feb 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1904, 9th Infantry Battalion, Invalided to Australia. Embarked ex Suez 31/10/15 'Aeneas'. Disembarked Melbourne 26/11/15.
3 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 5948, 25th Infantry Battalion, Reenlisted at Charters Towers Appointed to 16/25th Battalion
21 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 5948, 25th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Boonah embarkation_ship_number: A36 public_note: ''
5 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 5948, 25th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), Rejoined unit 19/5/17
27 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major
10 Nov 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, Wounded in Action #2 Rejoined unit 12/1/18
18 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 5948, 3rd Wounded in Action but remained on duty
20 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 5948, 4th Wounded in Action Rejoined unit 24/8/18.
2 Sep 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Warrant Officer Class 2, SN 5948, 25th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne, 5th Wounded in Action Died of wounds in the field.
2 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 5948, 25th Infantry Battalion

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Victor David O’Connor
4 June 1896 – 2 Sept. 1918

1904 Sgt 1915
5948 CSM 1916-18

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

  • Enlisted as 1904 Private in the 9th Battalion on 6 January 1915, Wounded at Gallpoli and returned to Australia as a Sergeant  31 August 1915

 

  • Re enlisted as 5948 Sergeant with  25th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement on 5 June 1916