John Roy O'CONNELL

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O'CONNELL, John Roy

Service Number: 848
Enlisted: 5 February 1916
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 35th Infantry Battalion
Born: West Wallsend, Newcastle, New South Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: West Wallsend, Lake Macquarie Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Died of wounds, France, 2 June 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette
Plot II, Row F, Grave 1 Headstone Inscription "UNTIL HE GATHERS IN HIS SHEAVES AT LAST GOODNIGHT BELOVED,GOODNIGHT"
Memorials: Parramatta NSW Public School Teachers KIA Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

5 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 848, 36th Infantry Battalion
13 May 1916: Involvement Corporal, SN 848, 36th Infantry Battalion
13 May 1916: Embarked Corporal, SN 848, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
1 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 36th Infantry Battalion
24 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 36th Infantry Battalion
2 Dec 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 36th Infantry Battalion
30 Apr 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 35th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of Gerald and Ada O'CONNELL, of 2 Heighway Avenue, Ashfield, New South Wales. Native of West Wallsend, Newcastle, New South Wales.