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Personnel Entry

Gunner Francis O'Brien
Gunner Francis O'Brien

Name O'Brien Francis
Army number 1078380
Rank Gunner
Decorations None known other than service medals.
Date of birth 26/11/1909 - as per his Enlistment documentation. (Other records show 1908 or 1910 as his birth year).
Age (At time of death).
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Artillery 12/9/1940 under the National Service (Armed Forces) Act 1939 for the duration of the emergency. Posted to 51st Anti-Tank Training Regiment at Catterick for basic training 12/9/1940. Posted to 501st Coastal Regiment, Royal Artillery at Catterick 15/10/1940. Posted to 423rd Coastal Battery 1/1/1941 at Cromarty. Posted to 520th Coastal Battery (Regimented with 423rd Battery) at Dover 16/3/1941. Transferred to Field Branch, Royal Artillery 10/10/1944 and posted to 88th Anti-Tank Regiment. Proceeded on Draft REPUS 22/11/1944. Embarked for BLA X(iv) List 22/11/1944. Taken on strength 49th Regimental Holding Unit from 88th Anti-Tank Regiment in North West Europe 25/11/1944. Intraposted to 91 Regimental Holding Unit North West Europe. Posted from X List 31 Regimental Holding Unit and Taken on Strength 73rd Anti-Tank Regiment. Posted to 54th Anti-Tank Regiment and Taken on Strength 25/9/1945. Posted to Z (T) Reserve 7/12/1945. On leave prior to A Class Release 8/12/1945 - 13/2/1946 (part of which was overseas). Class A Release 13/2/1946.
Company/Battery 423 Coastal, 520 Coastal.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Gunner.
Joined Brigade Gunner O'Brien joined 88th Anti-Tank Regiment after the disbandment of 70th Infantry Brigade.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Aged 2 at the time of the 1911 Census. Included in the 1939 General Register - also at Harebell Street. Worked as a Poultryman before enlistment. Next of Kin on enlistment - father - Michael O'Brien, 36 Harebell Street, Liverpool 5. Mother Elen (nee Adams). No trace of marriage as yet.
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