O'CONNOR, John Edward
(Service number 6/1946)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Care of Jerry Brosnahan, Seadown|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||James O'CONNOR (brother), care of Jerry Brosnahan, Seadown, South Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||4th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||17 April 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
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|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
August 1915 reported wounded; 22 March 1917 - in official hospital, not serious case.
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|New Zealand Memorials|
Brother James O'CONNOR also at Seadown in 1915, with Jerry Brosnahan. Among 442 "walking wounded" who arrived from the Somme and Messines, France at Auckland on 3 January 1918, then home to South Canterbury. John is named on the Seadown honours board (Returned) which was unveiled in a ceremony at the school in August 1920.
Cenotaph Database [16 December 2013]; Timaru Herald, 18 August 1915, 22 March 1917, 5 & 7 January 1918, Auckland Star, 3 January 1918, 21 August 1920 (Papers Past) [16 December 2013; 16 September 2014]
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