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Name: John Kenneth O'Brien Regimental Number: 167096 Rank: Corporal Battalion: 2nd Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops Date of Birth: 24 June 1881 Place of Birth: Halifax, NS Date of Enlistment: October 27, 1915 (November 15, 1915) Address at Enlistment: 28 Starr St., Halifax, NS Place of Enlistment: Halifax; Medical: Sidney Mines, NS Age at Enlistment: 34 Height: 5 feet, 6 inches Complexion: Dark Eyes: Brown Hair: Dark Prior Military Experience: 63rd Halifax Rifles; (6 years) Rank of Corporal Marital Status: Single Trade: Machinist Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Martin O’Brien (Father) Halifax, NS Died: July 13, 1916 Cemetery: Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium Grave Reference: K. 31 Commemorated on Page 143 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 2 John O’Brien enlisted at Sidney Mines, NS in 1915. He had been employed in the Engineers’ Department of the Dominion Atlantic Steamers and at the time of enlistment was second assistant engineer on the Boston and Yarmouth Steamship SS Prince George. His enlistment date is October 27, 1918 as noted on the attestation papers. He went overseas to the United Kingdom in December of 1915 and disembarked in France on March 8, 1916. He was killed in action on July 13, 1916. On the news of his death the flags on the Steamer SS Prince George were at half mast in his honour.
John Kenneth O'Brien
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