James CONNELL

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CONNELL, James

Service Number: 1139
Enlisted: 16 September 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Laura, South Australia, 1890
Home Town: Laura, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Laura Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 25 June 1918
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, StoneHutHB1*
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World War 1 Service

16 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1139, Adelaide, South Australia
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1139, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1139, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Jul 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1139, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1139, 48th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography contributed by Westminster School

James was born in Laura, South Australia and was schooled at the Laura Public School. He enlisted for service abroad with the A.I.F., at 23 years of age on September 16, 1914.

He saw many years of active service, but suffered a serious wound to the abdomen on June 23rd, 1918 in France and he died of those wounds two days later, aged 27.

James was buried in the Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme, in France.