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Wilton Norman CONNELLAN

Regimental number7462
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolBrisbane Grammar and Southport Grammar Schools, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationChemist's apprentice
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Connellan, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets for 2-3 years.
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
55
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Durt and Susan CONNELLAN
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 14 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, 26 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 April 1918; taken on strength, 9th Bn, 11 April 1918.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, head); 10 August 1918; died of wounds, 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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