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Albert Frederick CONNELL

Regimental number823
Place of birthWootton, Dorset, England
SchoolWimbledon Common School, surry, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address73 Haydon's Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Phoebe Louisa Connell, 73 Haydon's Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, England
Previous military serviceServed 5 years in 5th East Surrey Territorials.
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He was mentioned in an Australian paper but I never received it as it was lost at sea. So do not know what was said. And he never mentioned anything of what he did when I saw him for a short time here in England. He never boasted or complained.' (details from mother)
FateDied of wounds 15 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Date of death15 April 1917
Age at death27.5
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialFavreuil British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 23), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Phoebe Louise DUKE (formerly CONNELL), 78B Whitehouse Street, Stepney, London, England

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