William Joseph O'BRIEN

William Joseph O'Brien Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Milling Engineer
Enlisted
12-June-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
20
Status
Single
Service No
5687
Rank
Private
Unit
25th Battalion, 15th Reinforcements
Embarked
07-September-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
23-April-1917
Place
Bapaume, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Vaulx Australian Field Ambulance Cemetery, Vaulx-Vraucourt, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

Brother of 31019 Driver Anthony Michael O'Brien.

 

William O’Brien joined his unit in France a week before Christmas 1916. On 23 April 1917 he was wounded in action near Bapaume and died of his wounds the same day. He was 21.