|Place of birth||Napier, New Zealand|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, Donald McConnell, 94 Cochrane Street, Elsternwick, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 4.6 years in the Senior Cadets; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||22/13/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Omrah on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Divisional Signal Company|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 17 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917, and marched in to Australian details, Perham Downs; marched in to Training Depot, Signal Section, Shefford, 30 March 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 24 October 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Division Signal Company, Belgium, 10 November 1917.
Transferred to Australian Corps Signal Company, 1 March 1918.
Admitted to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 5 June 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to duty, 8 June 1918.
Transferred to 1st Australian Division Signal Company, 10 September 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 11 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 28 October 1918.
Transferred to United Kingdom for early repatriation, 20 February 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board 'Kildonian Castle', 21 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 May 1919; discharged, 6 June 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalMedals notation marked 'Returned 10/5/23'.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McCONNELL Albert Malcolm|