Name:John Kenneth O'BrienRegimental Number:167096 Rank:CorporalBattalion:2nd Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops Date of Birth:24 June 1881Place of Birth:Halifax, NSDate of Enlistment:October 27, 1915 (November 15, 1915)Address at Enlistment:28 Starr St., Halifax, NSPlace of Enlistment:Halifax; Medical: Sidney Mines, NSAge at Enlistment:34Height: 5 feet, 6 inchesComplexion: DarkEyes: Brown Hair: DarkPrior Military Experience:63rd Halifax Rifles; (6 years) Rank of CorporalMarital Status:SingleTrade:MachinistReligion:Roman CatholicNext of Kin:Martin O’Brien (Father) Halifax, NSDied:July 13, 1916Cemetery:Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium Grave Reference: K. 31Commemorated on Page 143 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 2John 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.