Individual Record for: William Lawrence "Larry" O'Hara

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Personal and Family Information

William Lawrence "Larry" O'Hara was born SEP 1916 in Madras, India. He died SEP 1985 in Croydon, Surrey, England. He was the son of William (Lawrence) Anthony Patrick O'Hara and Mary Hilda Stuart.

William Lawrence "Larry" O'Hara's wife was Sybil Marie Woolaston. They were married DEC 1939 in Maymyo, Burma. Their 2 known children were Hilary Audrey O'Hara and Lawrence Anthony O'Hara.

Ancestors Chart (3 generations)


 

William Lawrence "Larry" O'Hara
(1916-1985)

 

William (Lawrence) Anthony Patrick O'Hara
(1895-1942)

 

John William Lawrence O'Hara
(1863-1899)

 

John Lawrence O'Hara
(1830-c1892)

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Pamella-Elizabeth
(c1840-?)

 
   

Cecelia Mary Monk
(1868->1910)

 

Joseph Monk
(1834-?)

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Isabella Elizabeth Ross
(1831-1872)

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Mary Hilda Stuart
(1891-1986)

 

William Percival Theophilus Stuart
(1855->1920)

 

Richard Percival Stuart
(1833-1911)

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Margaret Eliza Herft
(1825-1896)

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Mary Agnes Brass
(1858-1938)

 

John Basil Brass
(1832-1888)

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Cecilia DeCastro
(1839-1919)

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Other Life Events

EventDatePlaceDetailsNotes
OccupationWorked in the Silver and Lead Bawdwin Mines prior to and after WW2

Notes

Called up during World War 2 and served in the artillery as a gunner. Was captured by the Jap anese at the end of WW2 & was fortunate to be released as the Japanese were losing . Weapon's were confiscated and had to do the trek to Calcutta through the Jungle - took about 3-4 mo nths over half the accompaning released servicemen died on the trek due to malaria, black fever, dysentry , typhoid . He got dysentry & malaria. Arrived in Calcutta weighing about 6 stone. Resumed his job in mining -- tin mining at Namtu Burma 1939 to 1952- gold mining at Kolar Gold Fields India 1952 to 1961 also did a brief spell at mines in Zarwar India . Emigrated to UK in1961 - worked as a railway guard retired 2 years early due to ill health and died due to silicosis, emphysema caused by the dust breathed in from his years from working underground . Although his death certificate lists heart failure . Never did get his Military medals like a lot of the troops that served in Burma .

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