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Francis Robert O'Brian

Marlborough War Memorial exterior. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Brian AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    11/1049 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Camden Street, Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Margaret O'Brian (wife), care of Miss O'Malley, Government Printing Office, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    11/1049 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • According to Luxford, Sgt O'Brian was initially buried at Tel-el-Fara, Palestine. He now lies in the Beersheba War Cemetery

    After the Armistice, many burials were brought in to Beersheba Cemetery fromnumber of scattered sites and small burial grounds. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    20 August 1917 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel AWMM Q 54 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Marlborough War Memorial, 20 Seymour Street, Blenheim, 7201 AWMM

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