This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Survived the War - Harry O'Neill

Private Henry Francis O'Neill landed at Gallipoli with the 7th Infantry Battalion on 25 April 1915.  On the last day of the war, Lieutenant O'Neill was still with his Battalion, having survived the whole war and everything the Germans and the Allies could throw at him. In this picture he is standing in the doorway of 7th Battalion headquarters. Rod Martin tells his story.


  1. Thanks Matt. I hope you read the full story on the website. Would it surprise you to learn that the little timber huts were built by Canadians? I find it a very appealing photo as well.