O'CONNELL, James Patrick
(Service number 25/1099)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth Seadown, Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 15 October 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs D. O'Connell (mother), Seadown Post-office, Temuka, New Zealand
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 3rd Battalion, C Company
Date 2 May 1916
Transport Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Campaigns Western Front 1916-1917
Service Medals British War Medal, Victory medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Shell shock

Post-war Occupations


Date 12 May 1918 Age 35
Place of Death New Zealand
Cause Died after discharge from the NZEF from wounds inflicted or disease contracted while on active service
Notices Timaru Herald, 7 December 1918
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery, Temuka, Timaru District, New Zealand
Memorial Reference Block 4 Plot 240 New Row 223 Ner Plot 240
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour; Temuka War Memorial

Biographical Notes

James Patrick O'Connell was the second son of Dennis & Mary O'Connell of Levels Plains.


Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (August 2013); Commonwealth War Graves Commission website (; Timaru Herald

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Maree Bowen, SC branch NZSG

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