|Place of birth||Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Occupation||Fitter and turner|
|Address||56 Stafford Street, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, W.J. Connington, Chantrey Street, Goulburn, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||43a Senior Cadets (2 years); 43rd Infantry (1.5 years); AIF (1 month, under age); 36th Infantry (still serving)|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Australian Flying Corps, No 2 Squadron, A Flight|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||8/5/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||No 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||Llandysilio (St. Tyssilio) Churchyard (in North-West part), Wales|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William James and Mary CONNINGTON, Chantry Street, Goulburn, New South Wales|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 25 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 December 1916.
On Command to Scottish School of Fitters, Edinburgh, 9 January 1917; rejoined 69th Squadron, 7 February 1917.
Admitted to Fever Carrier's Depot, Nottingham, 14 February 1917 (cerebro spinal fever); rejoined unit, 20 May 1917.
To School of Armament, 17 July 1917; rejoined unit, 31 July 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 21 August 1917.
On leave to Paris, 16 March 1918; rejoined 3rd Squadron, 23 March 1918.
Promoted Corporal, 1 May 1918.
Admitted to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 3 May 1918, and transferred to No 7 Ambulance Train the same day (influenza); to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 4 May 1918 (trench fever); to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 8 May 1918; to Base Depot, 17 May 1918.
Remustered as Corporal Mechanic, 17 May 1918.
Marched into No 1 Air Depot, 20 May 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 25 May 1918; rejoined 3rd Squadron, 28 May 1918.
Proceeded to England for training as Australian Flying Corps Flying Officer, 12 October 1918; to report to Officer Commanding Aviation, London, 13 October 1918.
Admitted to Central Military Hospital, Aylesbury, 15 October 1918 (pneumonia, severe).
Died, Central Military Hospital, 25 October 1918.
Buried, Llandysilio Churchyard, 30 October 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CONNINGTON Alexander William|