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No.124 Private Patrick O'Connor
[Listed on RSL Honor Board as Connors, P., but correct name is Patrick O'Connor].
Patrick enlisted into the Army at Melbourne, Victoria on 11 September 1915. He was aged 41 years and 1 month and he was 5 feet and 4 inches. Patrick weighed 10 stone and had a chest measurement of thirty five to thirty seven inches. His complexion was listed as fresh, with grey eyes and grey hair.
All of this was recorded at the time of his enlistment.
His service number was 124 and his Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A67 Orsova on 12 November 1915. He was with the 1st Remount Unit, No.1 Squadron and was a Private.
Patrick was in Abbassia on 29 July 1916 and he was sick to hospital on 5 August 1916 in Heliopolis with Hemoptysis Debility.
He returned to Australia by Borda that left Suez on 17 August 1916 and arrived in Melbourne 15th September 1916
Patrick requested a discharge from the AIF on 16 October 1916.
There is a note in his army records that says he died on 9 May 1939.
There is no P. Connors in the National Archives of Ausrtralia or the AIF Project that have any connection to Little River.
In the Werribee Shire Banner, 20 June 1918, p.3. a Trooper P. O'Connor was one of the soldiers given a welcome home in the Little River hall.
A Patrick O’Connor of Footscray was found and his service file number was 124. He is listed on the Little River Roll of Honor Board as Private P.O’Connors.
Medals and Entitlements:
- 1914/15 Star
- British War Medal
- Victory Medal
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