Clement Bernard CONNELL


CONNELL, Clement Bernard

Service Number: 6480
Enlisted: 16 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Greghamstown, New South Wales, Australia , 1889
Home Town: Penshurst, Hurstville, New South Wales
Schooling: Peel, Public School and Hereford House Training College, NSW
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 21 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Parramatta NSW Public School Teachers KIA Honour Roll, Parramatta NSW Public School Teachers Who Served Abroard Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

16 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1st Infantry Battalion
7 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6480, 1st Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
7 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6480, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Charles Bernard and Mary CONNELL; husband of Mary CONNELL, 'Jersey', Penshurst Street, Penshurst, New South Wales.

Private Connell was a public school teacher at High Range.  He was a general favorite with all, and the news of his death has cast a gloom over the village.