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Eden Dennis CONNOR

Regimental number4783
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address102 Powlett Street, East Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 2.75"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M Connor, 162 Powlett Street, East Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 November 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 8 November 1915 - 15th Rfcts 5 Bn. TOS 59th Bn. 20 April 1916
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingBattle of Fromelles, France
Age at death29
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 7 March 1916.

Found guilty, Colombo, 28 March 1916, of leaving the ship without authority: awarded 168 hours' detention.

Disembarked Suez, no date stated.

Taken on strength of 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916.

Now, 4 August 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CONNOR Eden Dennis

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