Behind the Street Name - O'Callaghan

June 21, 2023

Did you know that every street in Lucas is named after a soldier or nurse who fought during World War 1?

These brave service personnel are commemorated along the Avenue of Honour, and we want to share their stories with the Lucas community.

O'Callaghan Parade, located in the Lucas Rise neighbourhood, honours Frank O'Callaghan.

Francis (Frank) Joseph O'Callaghan (SN 3404) was born in Warracknabeal, but enlisted in Ballarat on July 8th 1915. He was 20 years old, unmarried and a moulder.

He joined the 8th Infantry Battalion and embarked in November. Later he was transferred to 11th Machine Gun Company.

He was killed on September 29th 1917 in the Polygon Wood area, and is buried in the Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, France.

Thank you to Garry Snowden, president of the Arch of Victory/Avenue of Honour Committee, for providing this information.

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