Private Owen Thomas Domeney

Service number 2560
Birth Place Australia: Tasmania, Zeehan
Death Date 1917-06-07
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 40th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 40th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Owen Thomas Domeney (2560, 40th Battalion) was born in Zeehan, Tasmania. He was working as an orchardist at Flowerpot, Tasmania, when he enlisted in October 1916. Owen was killed in action on 7 June 1917 during the battle of Messines and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. His mother wrote that he was 17 years 9 months of age. Owen had two brothers who also served in the AIF and were both decorated: Captain William Lemuel Edward Domeney (15th Battalion) was awarded a Military Cross and Lance Corporal Edward Tolman Domeney (12th Battalion) was awarded a Military Medal.



Date of enlistment 06 October 1916
Date of embarkation 25 October 1916
Date of death 07 June 1917
Date of fate 07 June 1917