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Elmer James Conlon

Brothers sitting Arthur Conlon (26/731) and standing Elmer James Conlon (26/730), studio portrait (photo kindly provided by family) - No known copyright restrictions

Brothers sitting Arthur Conlon (26/731) and standing Elmer James Conlon (26/730), studio portrait (p …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Elmer James AWMM
  • Surname
    Conlon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 26/730 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 September 1888 AWMM AWMM
    New York, United States of America AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 13 October 1915 AWMM Herekino, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ethel Conlon (wife), Herekino, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 February 1916 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 3 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26/730 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 13 October 1915 AWMM Bushman/Civilian AWMM
    TrenthamUpper Hutt 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 11 inches (in boots) AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 10 pounds AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Tattoos, Unknown Period AWMM
      tattoos, horseshoe and good luck on right arm; rock of Eye colour (?) left arm AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Mrs Ethel (nee Baker) Conlon. Father at enlistment of Edwin Elmer (b 1911); Richard Manfred (b 1912); and Edna Amelia Katherine (1915)

    Two sons, brothers Arthur Conlon (26/731) and Elmer James Conlon (26/730) served in WW1.

    Elmer's son, Edwin Elmer Conlon (36479) served in WW2 with the 27 Machine Gun Battalion

    Elmer was working at the Public Works Depot before enlistment. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    11 May 1951 AWMM
    Age 62 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamilton East Cemetery, Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM SOLD3 C 11 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Rest in Peace Uncle Elmer
    Public - Ivan - Other relative - 29 April 2022



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29 April 2022IvanKaitaiaOther relative

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