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William Moran O'Connell

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 143 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 143 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Moran AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Connell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William Moran Connell AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/386 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 February 1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra WaverleyNew South Wales Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ngutuwera, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William K. O'Connell (father), Royal Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/386 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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' 5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      136 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Fifth son of William K. O'Connell and Hannah O'Connell 18 Broadway Terrace. Wellington

    Listed as Connell in the Nominal Rolls. Listed under O'Connell by Archives New Zealand

    War service: Egypt, Western Front
    Attested under 'CONNELL': correct name 'O'CONNELL, William Moran'.
    Disembarked Suez, Egypt, 15 November 1915.
    Embarked for Matruh from Alexandria, 19 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 18 February 1916.
    Embarked for France, 6 April 1916.
    Found guilty, 3 March 1917, of disobeying a laul command on 1 March 1917: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 1.
    Found guilty, 16 June 1917, of failing to obey an order leaving a straw hat in bivouac on 13 June 1917: forfeited two days' pay.
    Attached to 2nd Anzac Corps Reinforcement Camp, Rouen, 9 October 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 20 October 1917.
    Proceeded on leave to England, 11 December 1917; returned from leave and rejoined unit, 28 December 1917.
    Appointed Lance Corporal, 24 March 1918.
    Promoted Corporal, 27 April 1918.
    Killed in action, 27 May 1918.

    Father: William Kingsdon Connell, 18 Broadway Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    27 May 1918 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM III. C. 3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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