Arthur Victor O'CONNELL


O'CONNELL, Arthur Victor

Service Number: 2000
Enlisted: 18 January 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Carlton State School, Victoria
Occupation: Bootmaker
Died: Dysentery, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt, 14 July 1915
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Row B, Grave 328 Headstone inscription reads: For ever with the Lord at rest, Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2000, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
17 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2000, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
17 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2000, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and Victoria O'Connell of Carlton, Victoria. Brother of Gladys Taggart nee O'Connell of North Carlton, Victoria and Henry Charles O'Connell

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal