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Regimental number6551
Date of birth6 October 1881
Place of birthGate House of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia28
AddressGPO Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 5.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas McConnell, Gate House of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Galloway Rifles, Territorial Force, United Kingdom.
Enlistment date14 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 December 1919
Discharge date19 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Reported Prisoner of War, Limburg, Germany, 11 April 1917.

Repatriated to England, 25 December 1918.

Granted leave with pay only, 9 May-3 August 1919: Non-Military Employment, stock, attending J.M. Cormack Killeron Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland.

Married Isabella Hutt WALKER, spinster, aged 40, Killeron Anwoth Church of Scotland, 31 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Napier', 23 December 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 2 February 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 19 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 April 1926 Perth, Western Australia
Age at death44
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCONNELL John

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