Born Townsville Qld, RC. Enlisted 13 January 1916 age 20, clerk. Nok parents, Sarah and Mortimer O’Brien of Stuart St, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Fremantle 6 June 1916 per A29 Suevic. Died of wounds at Boulogne France 20 October 1919. Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery (8 kilometres NNE of Boulogne) France, Plot 8 Row 1 Grave 77. Service medals: BMW and VM.