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Albert Malcolm McCONNELL

Regimental number17048
Place of birthNapier, New Zealand
ReligionCongregational
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressCaulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFather, Donald McConnell, 94 Cochrane Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4.6 years in the Senior Cadets; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date29 September 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Omrah on 17 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Discharge date6 June 1919
Other details

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 Medal

Medals notation marked 'Returned 10/5/23'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCONNELL Albert Malcolm

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