O'CONNELL , Francis Joseph
(Service number 6/4116)

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Date 29 June 1887 Place of Birth Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 74 Wilson Street, Timaru
Occupation Bricklayer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Miss C. O'CONNELL (sister), 30 Matilda Street, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 19th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 4 March 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

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Post-war Occupations



Date 9 March 1968 Age 80 years
Place of Death Riverton
Memorial or Cemetery Riverton Cemetery
Memorial Reference Row D, Plot 93
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis Joseph O'CONNELL was the son of Frank and Hannah (nee BUTLER) O'CONNELL. Francis Joseph CONNELL was baptised Roman Catholic at Temuka on 28 July 1889.


Cenotaph Database [08 April 2015]

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