O'CONNOR , Hugh
(Service number 24215)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||7 October 1890||Place of Birth||Geraldine|
|Date||10 February 1916||Age||26 yrs 4 mths|
|Address at Enlistment||Temuka|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Eugene O'CONNOR (father), Temuka, S. Cant; 66 College Rd, Timaru|
|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces (?)||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||13th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion. C Company|
|Date||27 May 1916|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Plymouth or Devonport, England|
|Other Units Served With||Military Training at Sling Camp|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
29 May 1916 Wairarapa Hospital - influenza. December 1916 Hospital Boulogne - emphysema. October 1917 spent 3 weeks in British Isolation Hospital at Bailleul, with dysentry.
|Date||6 January 1917||Age||26 yrs|
|Place of Death||England|
|Cause||Died of disease (acute nephritis & pleurisy)|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England|
|Memorial Reference||Plot A, Row 3, Grave 9|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; St Joseph's Church, Temuka; Hazelburn District War Memorial; Ashburton War Memorial; Temuka War Memorial|
Son of Eugene & Margaret (nee DALY) O'CONNOR, of Temuka & Timaru. Illness & death story - see Cenotaph Database. Member of St Joseph's R C Church, Temuka.
Cenotaph Database [03 August 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5549 0087643) [04 August 2013; CWGC [03 August 2013]
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