Sergeant John Francis O’BRIEN

Service No: 20000
Born: Dargo VIC, 12 July 1897
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 December 1940
Unit: No. 2 Initial Training School, Lindfield NSW
Died: Illness, Bradfield Park NSW, 1 August 1942, Aged 45 Years
Buried: Northern Suburbs General Cemetery, Sydney NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Henry and Bridget Mary O’Brien; husband of Mary Catherine O’Brien, of Geelong, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 22 July 1942, Sergeant O’Brien, a Wireless Telegraph Operator, was admitted Station Sick Quarters, Bradfield Park, with a ruptured appendix and general peritonitis and he died at 0830 hours on 1 August 1942.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/148/250

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