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O’LEARY, Arthur Edward

Private Arthur Edward O'Leary

5414, Private Arthur Edward O’Leary

8th Light Horse AIF

5th Battalion AIF

Australian War Memorial:

Studio portrait of 5414 Private (Pte) Arthur Edward O’Leary, 11th Reinforcements, 8th Light Horse Regiment (Depot), of Carlton, Vic, aged 31. Pte O’Leary enlisted on 14 July 1915 and served at Depot until 4 August 1915. On 30 August 1915 he was reported as a deserter and struck off strength on 10 February 1916. He was then taken on strength by the 5th Battalion and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ayrshire on 3 July 1916. He was killed in action on 22 September 1917 at Polygon Wood, Belgium.

Killed in Action –  22 September, 1917 (Polygon Wood, Belgium)

ADFA Database

National Archives – Service Record

Australian War Graves Record

Further Reading – 8th Light Horse

Further Reading – 5th Battalion

Picture Source – Australian War Memorial

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