O’Connor, John Joseph (4566)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 35 years

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 21 September 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4566            view online service record

Address:
High Street
Ararat, VIC

Next of Kin:
Thomas O’Connor (father)
High Street
Ararat, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 28 December 1916
Ship: HMAT Themistocles A32
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion – 14th Reinforcements

Fate:
KIA: Friday, 8 June 1917
Place: Belgium


Corporal, 12th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, killed in action 8 June, 1917, commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.

Parents: Thomas O’Connor, born Port Melbourne. He enlisted as a 35-year-old locomotive engine driver based with his father in Ararat. No known grave, no circular returned.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Comments

  1. Sharron Jury says

    John Joseph O’Connor was born in Woodend in 1880. His parents were Thomas and Catherine (Hart). John was a locomotive driver and was stationed in Ararat at the time of his enlistment. His sister Margaret was his housekeeper and was left devastated by his death.

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