Robert James O’Hara

Robert James O'Hara
Robert James O’Hara
Regimental number29811
Rank on enlistmentGunner
AddressWhite Horse Road, Blackburn, Victoria
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Age at embarkation31
Unit nameAustralian Field Artillery
FateDied of Disease 29 December 1916, England

Above is a studio portrait of 29811 Gunner Robert James O’Hara, 119th Howitzer Battery from Blackburn, Victoria. A 31-year-old orchardist prior to enlisting on 23 February 1916, he embarked for overseas from Melbourne on 3 October 1916 aboard HMAT Aeneas. Shortly after his arrival in England, he was admitted to Hospital where he died of meningitis on 29 December 1916. Gunner O’Hara is buried in the Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire, UK. (source Australian War Memorial)