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George Sherwood Connor

Photograph of Private George Sherwood Connor WWII 13470. Image kindly provided by George Connor (November 2018) Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Private George Sherwood Connor WWII 13470. Image kindly provided by George Connor (Nov …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Sherwood AWMM
  • Surname
    Connor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 13470 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 July 1905 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 24 April 1905 AWMM Singapore AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Elizabeth Agnes Connor (wife), Singapore AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 13470 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    Singapore, Southeast Asia AWMM
    15 February 1942 AWMM
    Defending Singapore AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Tropical ulcers AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Connor was the son of George and Susan Helen Connor; husband of Elizabeth Agnes Connor, of Cambridge, New Zealand.

    He attended Ponsonby Primary School and Auckland Grammar School. He graduated with B.A. from Auckland University College. He worked for the South British Insurance Company and was transferred to the Shanghai Branch in 1936 and then to the Singapore branch in 1940. He joined the local Straits Settlement Volunteer Corps in 1941. At the fall of Singapore he was imprisoned at Changi. He went with Group C to work on the completion of the railway between Siam and Burma. He died on the Burma side of Three Pagodas Pass on 3 September 1943. His body was buried there and reburied after the war at the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    3 September 1943 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    ThanbyaBurma AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar AWMM B1 C.17. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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26 May 2015George Howard DouglasWaiheke Island, Aotearoa New ZealandChild

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