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Private 6324

2nd Machine gun Battalion

Ballarat, Victoria

His father, Lawrence O'Loughlin of Leongatha, Victoria

Melbourne, Victoria 2/6/1916

Age 23 years and 8 months, 158 pounds, brown eyes and black hair

Roman Catholic


He was killed in action on 31/8/18 at Mount St Quentin France

Buried in a grave west of Mount St Quentin, then re buried at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.

He lived in the Koorooman area and attended Koorooman School

He is on the Koorooman East Honour Roll
2/6/16 He enlisted in Melbourne
2/10/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Nestor
30/10/16 He marched to the 2nd training battalion
13/12/16 He went to France from Folkstone
23/12/16 He joined the 7th Battalion
In April 1918 he was sick with influenza and went to England
2/7/18 He went back to France to be in a machine gun corps
10/7/18 He went to the 2nd machine gun company
31/8/18 He was killed in action in France
He was buried in an isolated grave in a shell hole just west of Mount St Quentin and 1 mile north of Peronne
His parents received a letter to say that he will be reburied in a military cemetery with a Chaplin present and there will be a photo of the grave made available
His father received the Memorial Scroll on 1/8/21, Plaque 7/12/22 and Victory Medal 10/4/23
His effects consisted of: � 1 rosary, a money belt, badges, 1 wrist watch (damaged) and strap. 1 cigarette case, 1 coin, 3 wallets, 1 metal watch damaged, 1 religious medallion, unit colours, photo, cards, 2 religious books



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