William Henry O'CONNOR

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O'CONNOR, William Henry

Service Number: 370
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD Promoted to Trooper the day after enlisting
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Woodend, Victoria, Australia, 1880
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Christian Brothers College, East Melbourne. Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Surveyor Assistant
Died: Died of wounds - back, At sea, 20 June 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
No known grave, buried at sea Chaplain L. Warner officiated Panel 2
Memorials: Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 370, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD Promoted to Trooper the day after enlisting
24 Sep 1914: Involvement Private, SN 370, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC Gallipoli
24 Sep 1914: Embarked Private, SN 370, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
19 Jun 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 370, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC Gallipoli, Severe wounds to the back and paraphlegn.
20 Jun 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 370, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James and Elizabeth O'Connor of Woodend, Victoria. Brother of Mary O'Connor,  Ellen O'Connor, Eva O'Connnor and Frances O'Connor

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

Had previously worked as a Warehouseman