McCONNELL, William Robert
(Service number 7/755)

Aliases Willie
First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 28 April 1887 Place of Birth Otago

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Fairlie
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs K. MCCONNELL (mother), 124 Main South Road, Caversham, Dunedin
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 2nd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 14 December 1914
Transport Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Farm manager


Date 5 July 1957 Age 70 years
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 8 July 1957
Memorial or Cemetery Fairlie Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Robert McConnell was the son of William and Catherine McConnell. His older brother James (6/513) died 13 August 1921 as a result of injuries suffered in the war.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [10 January 2017]

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