William O'MEARA c.1852-1925
Sarah McELGUNN 1859-1924

Gippsland, Victoria; Glenorchy Soldier Settlement, Merino, S-W Victoria, Australia

William O'MEARA c. 1852-1925, b. Yarram Yarram, Victoria, son of Edward O'MEARA and Catherine Sophia TIMMINS, d. Traralgon, Victoria; married in 1885, Victoria to Sarah McELGUNN 1859-1924, b. Alberton, Victoria, daughter of John McELGUNN and Eliza BOYLE, d. Sale, Victoria.

Francis Leo O'MEARA was one of their sons who served in WW1 and obtained a Soldier Settlement block on the Glenorchy Estate near Merino, S-W Victoria.

William O'MEARA and Sarah McELGUNN had the following family:

  1. Edward O'MEARA 1886-1925, b. Toongabbie, Victoria, d. Traralgon, Victoria; m. ...?...;

  2. John William O'MEARA 1888-1954, b. Toongabbie, Victoria, d. Traralgon, Victoria; m. ...?...;

  3. Philip James O'MEARA 1891-1965, b. Toongabbie, Victoria, d. Traralgon, Victoria; m. ...?...;

  4. Francis Leo "Frank" O'MEARA 1893-1970, b. Toongabbie, Victoria, d. Portland, S-W Victoria; m. 1928 to Dorothy May GROVES 1905-1973, b. Branxholme, S-W Victoria to William GROVES & Caroline STORER, d. Portland, S-W Victoria. Francis Leo O'MEARA served with the 1st AIF in Egypt and France....

  5. Patrick Julian O'MEARA 1897-1916, b. Traralgon, Victoria, KIA, Fromelles, France.;
    • 1st AIF, Pte 3216, 59th Battalion
    • enlisted 27 Jul 1915
    • KIA 19 Jul 1916, Fromelles, France

  6. Eliza Jane O'MEARA 1901-1971, b. Traralgon, Victoria, d. Traralgon, Victoria.;

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