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Clarence O'Neill


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clarence AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Neill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7088 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
  • Post war occupation
    Jockey Public - Brian - Researcher - 20 June 2016 -
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Jockey/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Hawkes BayNew Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Jockey Public - Brian - Researcher - 20 June 2016 -
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "Taming The Wild 'Uns By VIN O'NEILL As Told to J. M. Rohan

    "Four brothers and a sister comprise the O'Neill family, of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, and they have a record without a blemish in the business of breaking horses. No outlaw has entered their yard without leaving it a well-mannered, tractable and completely tamed horse.

    The four brothers were successful jockeys before they made horse taming a hobby. One of them was commanded by Queen Alexandra to appear at Marlborough House to show his skill.

    "My brothers Ern, Sid and Clarrie. like myself. were jockeys. When weight told its tale, Clarrie took out a jumping rider's license and Em. Sid and myself became trainers ...

    ... Clarrie was the'first rider in the world adopt the crouch seat over obstacles. When a leading rider in New Zealand, Clarrie was sent by my mother on an errand to the butcher's. He heard a band playing and saw a number of young fellows lininp up in two ranks. A sergeant in uniform was calling the roll. Inquiring what it was all about, Clarrie was told that they were enrolling soldiers for the South African war.

    He liked (he idea and the sergeant liked the look of him. and that is how a leading jockey went for a pound of sausages and came home a soldier ..." Public - Brian - Researcher - 20 June 2016 - The Sporting Globe (Melbourne) 03 April, 1937 :
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About death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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20 June 2016BrianMelbourne, AustraliaResearcher
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