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John Thompson Connelly

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NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Thompson AWMM
  • Surname
    Connelly AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 49874 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 July 1883 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Stewart (sister), 40A Bay View Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 49874 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Tidworth Camp on Salisbury Plain AWMM
    • Brocton, Straffordshire AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 3 February 1917 AWMM Mill hand/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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Connelly departed for France and joined the 2 Battalion, 3 New Zealand Rifle Brigade on 2 November. "On 16 November the New Zealanders took over Divisional command and Headquaters were set up in a hutted ANZAC Camp, to the south of Ypres at Chateau Segard. Connelly was detached to No. 2 Field Company, New Zealand Engineers from 25 November until the last week in February 1918. During this period the engineers constructed additional huts, repaired roads, built stables for horses, built protective walls against aeroplane bombs, and carried out many other tasks in preparation for enemy action the following spring." (Church, p.211)

    "On 19 April 1918 Connelly was wounded in action in the Hebuterne area, receiving gunshot wounds to his neck and left arm, resulting in paralysis. He was transferred to England and arrived at No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 24 April. He died two day later." (Church, p.211) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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