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Alexander William CONNINGTON

Regimental number615
Place of birthBalmain, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter and turner
Address56 Stafford Street, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, W.J. Connington, Chantrey Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military service43a Senior Cadets (2 years); 43rd Infantry (1.5 years); AIF (1 month, under age); 36th Infantry (still serving)
Enlistment date19 September 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 2 Squadron, A Flight
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/5/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollNo 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
FateDied of disease 25 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialLlandysilio (St. Tyssilio) Churchyard (in North-West part), Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
188
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William James and Mary CONNINGTON, Chantry Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, CONNINGTON Alexander William

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