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Bernard CONNOR

Regimental number426
Place of birthDundalk, Co Monaghan, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressWoongarra Street, Bundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 4"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Connor, Innskeen, Dundalk, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 11 months in the Royal Irish Rifles, Dundalk; purchased discharge.
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBundaberg, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 August 1915
Discharge date16 February 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 14 May 1915 (gun shot wound, chest); admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 15 May 1915 (dangerously ill); removed from danger list, 19 May 1915; discharged to Helouan Convalescent Camp, 18 July 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board 'Themistocles', 15 August 1915; admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Southport, 26 November 1915; discharged to 6th Australian General Hospital, 25 January 1916; discharged from AIF, 16 February 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 April 1948
Age at death67
Place of burialCairns Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, CONNOR Bernard

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