Elizabeth Peace CRABTREE
Daniel Morris O'DONNELL
Sarah Elizabeth ROBERTS
Kingsley O'DONNELL


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Alice Sylvia COOK

Kingsley O'DONNELL

  • Born: 1893, Emmaville, New South Wales, Australia 2
  • Married: 1916, Waverley, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1
  • Died: 31 Aug 1918, WWI (killed in action)

  Research Notes:

Co-executor of his mother's Will


Will of Kingsley O'Donnell late of Emmaville and A. I. Forces, written 31 Jan 1917, probate 6 Sep 1919.

This is the last will and Testament of me Kingsley O'Donnell formerly of Emmaville but now of the Australian Imperial Forces whereof I appoint my brother Frank Arthur Leslie O'Donnell of Glen Innes Solicitor Sole Executor. I give devise and bequeath the whole of my estate both real and personal of or to which I shall die possessed or entitled unto my wife Sylvia O'Donnell absolutely. I direct payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and lastly I revoke all former wills. As witness my hand this 31st day of January one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. Kingsley O'Donnell.
Signed by the Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us...who... have hereunto set our names as witnesses James Sinclair Pearce, Railway Employee, Oak Street Seymour, T. A. Downie, Labourer, Parry Street Seymour.
6th September 1919. On this date Probate of the last will and Testament of the said deceased was granted to Frank Arthur Leslie O'Donnell of Glen Innes Solicitor the sole Executor named in the said Will. Testator died on Active Service Abroad 31st August 1918. Estate sworn at £293 : 10 : 2 Net. 3



Regimental number651
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressEmmaville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Sylvia O'Donnell, c/o Inspector J Cook, Police Station, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 14, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/19/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 31 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. 25), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
Australian War Memorial176
Miscellaneous information from
cemetery recordsParents: Daniel and Elizabeth O'DONNELL, husband of S O'DONNELL, Newcastle, New South Wales. Native of Emmaville, New South Wales

  Marriage Information:

Kingsley married Alice Sylvia COOK in 1916 in Waverley, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1. (Alice Sylvia COOK died on an unknown date.)


1 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), 12223/1916.

2 NSW Registry BDM (births), 13266/1893.

3 New South Wales Will Books, 1800-1952, no. 95625.

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