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Bacchus Marsh
Avenue of Honour

Private Thomas O′Leary

Service No.:
581
Unit:
7th Battalion
Tree No.:
S202
Planted by:
P O'Leary (Brother(1))
Image of plaque on tree S202 for Thomas O′Leary
Image of Service Medal - 1914-15 Star Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal
Image of Poppy
DOW

Thomas was born at Lauriston, VIC (near Kyneton) in 1892 to Timothy O'Leary and Mary Ann Woods. Thomas had a brother, James, who is also remembered in the Avenue.

Thomas was a labourer and gave his address as Bacchus Marsh, VIC when he enlisted in the AIF, 7th Battalion on the 24th of August 1914 aged 21 years and seven months - only a few weeks after was was declared. He embarked aboard the HMAT A20 Hororata in October and disembarked in Egypt in early December.

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During the landing at Gallipoli on the 25th of April 1915 Thomas suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and died(1) later that day. He was buried at sea.

He is listed on the Shire of Bacchus Marsh Roll of Honour, the Bacchus Marsh & District Roll of Honour and the Kyneton Honour Roll. He is also remembered at the St. Bernard's Catholic Church Memorial Window and the Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey.

Notes

  1. The Bacchus Marsh Express 22 May 1915

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Last updated by lee, Thu, 13 May 2021 15:39:00