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Edward McConnon

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 67), Page: 18 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 67), Page: 18 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    McConnon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Richard Edward McConnon AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 51661 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 August 1882 AWMM KumaraWestland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    David McConnon (father), Kumara, Westland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 51661 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 Labourer/Civilian 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Edward McConnon was the son of David and Hannah McConnon, of Camerons, Greymouth, New Zealand. Native of Kumara. AWMM
    • Edward was killed in France on Christmas Day 1917. The previous day Edward had gone to buy a ring for his sweetheart in New Zealand. He was lost in battle and his name is commemorated on the memorial at Polygon Wood in Belgium. His comrades searched the battlefield for the ring, or any traces from the ring, to return to his sweetheart, but were unable to find any. Public - Hannah Louise - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family Papers
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About death

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  • Death
    25 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Kumara War Memorial Public - Hannah Louise - Direct descendant - 12 July 2016 - Researcher
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Have been to Polygon Wood and placed a Poppy on Uncle Edwards Memorial in 2014 Bruce McConnon Napier Public - Susan - Direct descendant - 15 December 2018 - Family History

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  • We still remember the suffering you endured so that we would not have to.
    Public - Simon - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 November 2020GordonWestcoastOther relative
15 December 2018SusanNapierDirect descendant
12 July 2016Hannah LouiseWaipukurauDirect descendant
25 April 2015SimonAuckland New Zealand Other Relative

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