|Place of birth||Belfast, Ireland|
|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|School||Brighton Avenue, Gateshead, Co. Durham|
|Age on arrival in Australia||23|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||32 South Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Lucy F Cannell, 3 Saltwell Street, Gateshead on Tyne, Newcastle, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Oaklands, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/27/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Messines, Belgium|
|Age at death||27.10|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||Kandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 27), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Benjamin and Lucy CANNELL, 3 Saltwell Street, Gateshead, Durham, England. Native of Belfast, Ireland|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide on HMAT 'Port Lincoln', 1 April 1915; taken on strength from reinforcements, Gallipoli, 5 June 1915.
Found guilty at Gallipoli, 14 June 1915, of insubordinate conduct, 13 June 1915: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 1.
Admitted to Hospital, Mudros, 24 November 1915. Disembarked from HS 'Grampian', Alexandria, 4 January 1916.
Found guilty at Tel-el-Kebir, 5 January 1916, of being absent without leave, 25 December 1915: awarded 8 days' detention; forfeited total of 12 days' pay. Found guilty at Tel-el-Kebir, 28 January 1916, of breaking camp whilst on active service, tattoo, 23 January, to 9.15 pm, 24 January 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 3 days' pay. Transferred to 50th Bn, 26 February 1916, and taken on strength, Tel-el-Kebir, 27 February 1916. Transferred to 4th Divisional Artillery, 14 March 1916, and taken on strength of 24th Howitzer Brigade, Tel-el-Kebir; posted to 111th Battery, 14 March 1916.
Found guilty at Serapeum, 30 April 1916, of being absent from parade, 5.30 am, 30 April, to 6.00 am, 30 April 1916: awarded two extra picquets.
Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Elele' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 3 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 13 June 1916. Transferred to 11th Field Artillery Brigade, 25 January 1917, and posted to 41st Battery; attached to Ordinance Works for duty, Viviers Hill, 5 February 1917.
Found guilty, 16 May 1917, of neglect of duty whilst acting as a sentry, 10 May 1917: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Died of wounds received in action, Belgium, 15 June 1917. Buried at Kandahar Farm a short distance West-Southwest of Wulvergham and 2.5 miles Southwest of Messines.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CANNELL Ernest Charles|