Roll of Honour John Cornelius O'Brien

Service number 1674
Rank Private
Unit 4th Australian Field Ambulance
Service Australian Imperial Force
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921
Date of Death 20 August 1917
Place of Death Belgium
Cause of Death Killed in action
Place of Association Colac, Victoria, Australia
Cemetery or Memorial Details Westhof Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Location on the Roll of Honour

John Cornelius O'Brien's name is located at panel 183 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).


Personal Service Records

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War Graves

The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.

Roll of Honour name projection

John Cornelius O'Brien's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Wed 31 May 2023 at 9:51pm
  • Tue 25 July 2023 at 12:23am
  • Wed 25 October 2023 at 11:24pm
  • Thu 18 January 2024 at 2:19am
  • Thu 11 April 2024 at 4:44am

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.