David Richard Smith O'BRIEN

O'BRIEN, David Richard Smith

Service Number: 2520
Enlisted: 8 June 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Westbury, Tasmania, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Devonport, Devonport, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 11 April 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Devonport Cenotaph, Stanley Circular Head War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

8 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2520, 15th Infantry Battalion
17 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, 2520, 15th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Orsova embarkation_ship_number: A67 public_note: ''
17 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, 2520, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
25 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery

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Biography contributed by Peter Rankin

He served under the alias of Patrick Ryan.