John O'Grady
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John Henry O'Grady (1896 - 1971)

John Henry "Irish" O'Grady
Born in West Tamworth, New South Wales, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1916 (to 8 Mar 1945) in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australiamap
Husband of — married 3 Oct 1944 in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 74 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australiamap
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John O'Grady is an Anzac who served in World War One.
Pvt John O'Grady served in the Australian Army in World War I
Service started: 1917
Unit(s): 30th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement & 56th Battalion
Service ended: 1919
John Henry O'Grady was born in 1896 at Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia. His parents were Patrick J O'Grady & Laura Elizabeth (née Greentree) O'Grady. [1]
John Henry O'Grady married Frances Phoebe Kearns in 1916 at Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia. [2]
John Henry O'Grady enlisted to serve with the Australian Army during World War 1. He enlisted on 06 March 1917 and served with the 30th and 56th Battalions. He returned to Australia on 22 July 1919. [3]
World War 1 Service [4]
John Henry O'GRADY
Regimental number 5122
Place of birth West Tamworth New South Wales
Religion Roman Catholic
Occupation Packman, foundry
Address West Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital status Married
Age at embarkation 20
Next of kin Wife, Mrs Francis O'Grady, c/o Mrs M Kearns, West Tamworth, New South Wales
Previous military service 13th Infantry
Enlistment date 6 March 1917
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 30th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/47/4
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll 5122A
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 56th Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia 22 July 1919
John had a successful career as a pugilist.
He was divorced by his first wife FPK for infidelity in Brisbane in 1926. The divorce trial was given a salacious write up in the Truth newspaper. The divorce was not final until 8 Mar 1945



  1. NSW BDM Index 25996/1896 O'GRADY JOHN H (parents) PATRICK J & LAURA (TAMWORTH)
  4. AIF Project - UNSW-Canberra

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O'Grady-2 and O'Grady-419 appear to represent the same person because: John Henry O'Grady is my maternal grandfather - though sadly, I never got to meet him.

When I put him up here I did not get the indication he was already there. Please accept this merge. Thanks,

Don Ramsay

posted by Don Ramsay
O'Grady-123 and O'Grady-2 appear to represent the same person because: Unsourced profile O'Grady-123 has the same year of birth, spouse and marriage as O'Grady-2. Probable duplicate.
posted by Lynda Crackett

Rejected matches › Henry O'Grady (1895-)