Myles Patrick O'REILLY

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O'REILLY, Myles Patrick

Service Number: 2090
Enlisted: 21 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Wasleys, South Australia, 1893
Home Town: Terowie, Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Wasleys Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 13 August 1916
Cemetery: Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison
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World War 1 Service

21 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2090, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Pozières
7 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2090, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide

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Biography

"LATE PTE. M. O'REILLY.

WASLEYS, September 18.- News was received this morning of the death of Pte. Myles O'Reilly, who was killed in France. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward O'Reilly. His three elder brothers are also with the forces. Deep sympathy is felt for his parents, who now reside at Terowie. They lived here for 40 years. The deceased soldier was born and reared here, and took an interest in sports. He was a valued member of both the cricket and football clubs, and was a keen follower of coursing. He was a general favourite." - from the Adelaide Register 19 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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