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Regimental number27769
Place of birthSkippereen, Co Cork, Ireland
Address85 Flemington Road, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 8"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Connell, 'Ardnalla', Skibereen, County Cork, Ireland
Enlistment date13 May 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 15, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1919
Discharge date25 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 August 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, 13 August 1917. Transferred to 7th Field Artillery Brigade, 15 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 21 August 1918 (gun shot wound); remained with unit.

On leave to united Kingdom, 26 September1918; rejoined unit, 15 October 1918. On leave to UK, 17-31 March 1919; leave extended to 14 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 2 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 August 1919; discharged, 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CONNELL James

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