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Black and white photograph - Private Hugh Michael O'Rorke, 39th Infantry Brigade, WW1.

From the Collection of Lake Bolac & District Historical Society 2110 Glenelg Highway Lake Bolac Victoria

Size
18cm x 25cm
Object Registration
43
Keywords
o'rorke, 39th infantry battalion, france, battle for broodseinde ridge, soldier settler, westmere, o'brien, mbe, cfa
Historical information
Private Hugh O'Rorke enlisted 28/03/1916 in 39th Infantry Battalion and embarked for France 27/05/1916. He was gassed and then severely wounded during the Battle for Broodseinde Ridge on 04/10.1917. After convalescence in England he returned to Australia and was discharged in 1918. He took up a Soldier Settlement block at Westmere and named it Killigrew'. Ray and Jan O'Brien live in the house now.' He was awarded an MBE in 1955 for services to the CFA. He died in 1962, aged 72.
Last updated
19 Nov 2017 at 3:26PM