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John Obrien (abt. 1871 - 1917)

John Obrien
Born about in Dún Mór, County Waterford, Irelandmap
Husband of — married 6 Jul 1890 in Trinity Without, Ballybricken, Irelandmap
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Died in Irish Seamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2017
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Ireland Native
John Obrien was born in Ireland.


This profile is part of the O'Brien Name Study.

john was born in 1871. He was living with his wife and children at house 27 in Roche's Street (Waterford Urban No. 4, Waterford) and he was a Quay Labourer in 1901[1]

He was still living with his wife and children at 7 in Sargents Court (Waterford Urban No. 1, Waterford) and working as a general labourer in 1911[2] He was a cattleman and killed on board S.S Formby in 1917. There are two monuments in Waterford, Ireland which stand side by side for all those that lost their lives to German U-Boats. Both S.S Formby and S.S Connibeg where torpedoed within days of each other. There is also a monument which is in London, England. He was awarded a king's medal.



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He was killed on bord a ship and awarded a king's medal. Shouldn't he be categorized in War category ?

Removed the disaster template.

posted by Guy Constantineau

Rejected matches › John O'Brien (1873-)