Edmond (Edmund) Kevin (Kevin) O'GRADY

O'GRADY, Edmond (Edmund) Kevin

Service Numbers: SX28587, S16333
Enlisted: 4 February 1943, Adelaide River, NT
Last Rank: Signalman
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Adelaide, SA, 18 May 1914
Home Town: Mile End, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Rostrevor College
Occupation: Cooper (for 26 yrs); Linesman, PMG
Died: Natural causes in old age, Memorial Hospital, North Adelaide, SA, 6 March 2004, aged 89 years
Cemetery: Cheltenham Cemetery, S.A.
Section D; Drive: B; Path (#) 1(12); Site No.35.
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World War 2 Service

4 Feb 1943: Involvement Signalman, SN SX28587
4 Feb 1943: Involvement Signalman, SN S16333, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
4 Feb 1943: Enlisted Adelaide River, NT
1 Nov 1944: Discharged

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Born  Edmond Kevin O'GRADY,  18 May 1914 at Thebarton, South Australia.
(SA Birth Record 1907 - 1928. Book : 936 Page : 115 District : Hin.)

Known as "KEVIN".

Father John Michael ('Jack') O'GRADY (b. 1866 - d. 1943) and
m.  14/3/1898 St Patrick's Church, Adelaide, SA.
Mother Hannah Margaret (Annie) nee ISKEY  (b. 18/12/1876 Templers SA - d. 1851 SA).

Sister      Annie Veronica O'Grady (b. 1899 & d. 1899 Thebarton SA)
Brother    Francis Phillip O'Grady CBE (b. 9/12/1900 Thebarton SA - d. 1981)
               m. 9/6/1930  Dorothy Mary (Doris) Walsh at Holy Cross, Goodwood SA
Sister       Kathleen Helen (Ellen or Kath) O'Grady (b. ___ - d. ___)
Brother    Phillip John O'Grady (b. 1905 Thebarton SA - d. 1987)
               m. 15/9/1936 Margaret Edna (Edna) O'Keefe at St Saviours Church, Hindmarsh SA
Brother    John William O'Grady (b. 1908 Thebarton SA - d. 1977)
               m. 18/12/1937 Clara Julia Harris at Queen of Angels Church, Thebarton SA
Brother    James Arthur ('Jim') O'Grady  (b. 29/11/1910 Thebarton SA - d. 1993)
Sister      Constance Mary (Connie) O'Grady (b. 18/5/1914 Thebarton SA - d. 2000)
               m. 7/10/1937 Edward William ('Ted') Hunt at Quenn of Angels Church, Thebarton SA
Himself:    Edmond Kevin ('Kevin') O'Grady  (b. 18/5/1914 Thebarton SA - d. 6/3/2004 Adelaide SA)


4/2/1943     Enlisted at Mile End, South Australia
                  later signing up at Adelaide River, Northern Territory

***service records need to be ordered through National Archives of Australia
     as they have not yet been scanned for viewing.****

 1/11/1944   discharged from service in AIF
                  as a Signalman, HQ 4 L of C SIG

Married:      Kathleen Mary (nee Hill),  b. 3/9/1918 Alberton SA - d. 2/12/1997                 
                  (Father William Thomas HILL and  Mother Hilda Mary MILLER)

Children:     Son          Brian John O'Grady
                  Daughter  Carmel Margaret O'Grady


6/3/2004    Edmond passed away in Memorial Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia
buried in:   Cheltenham Cemetery
                 Section D; Drive: B; Path (#) 1(12); Site No.35.

On behalf of Edmond's grandaughter Lesley Magill.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.   9/4/2015.  Lest we forget.