O'CONNOR, Paul John
(Service number 47285)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth Longridge, Otago

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Michael O'CONNOR (father), 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 26th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra 
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment. 1st Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
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

Post-war Occupations


Date 3 December 1917 Age 30 yrs
Place of Death France
Cause Killed in action
Notices Timaru Herald, 29 December 1917
Memorial or Cemetery Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Basilica of the Sacred Heart; Beaconsfield/Otipua War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of Michael & Catherine O'CONNOR, of 13 Kitchener Square, Timaru. .


Cenotaph Database [21 July 2013]; CWGC [03 August 2013]; Timaru herald, 29 December 1917 (Papers Past) [28 November 2013]

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