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Alfred Henry Connell

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Connell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 29360 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 July 1896 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Connell (mother), Matamata, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 29360 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Storeman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      158 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Wellington, 11 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 December 1916, and marched into Sling Camp.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 1 February 1917; joined 1st Bn, Wellington Infantry Regiment, in the field, 1 March 1917.
    Reported missing in action, Belgium, 4 October 1917.
    Fate subsequently determined to be killed in action, 4 October 1917.

    Mother: Mrs M Connell, Matamata, Hamilton AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Private Alfred Connell, killed in action, was the fourth son of Mr. R. Connell, of the Matamata Commercial Hotel. He enlisted with the eighteenth reinforcements. He was employed by the Farmers' Auctioneering Company. Private Connell was a cricketer, tennis player, and keen footballer, and had represented Matamata in each sport for several seasons. (Auckland Weekly News, 1 November 1917, p. 22) AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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