CONNELL, Matthew

Service Number: 592
Enlisted: 8 September 1914, Enlisted at Rosebery Park, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Galston, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1881
Home Town: Weston, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Newton School, Scotland, United Kingdom
Occupation: Miner
Died: Illness (Pneumonia), At sea (Gloucester Castle), 7 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, buried at sea Captain Wilford officiated Panel 37, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kurri Kurri War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

8 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 592, 13th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Rosebery Park, NSW
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, 592, 13th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ulysses embarkation_ship_number: A38 public_note: ''
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, 592, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
4 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, ANZAC / Gallipoli, Dysentry

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 26 years

Son of Matthew and Susan Connell of Harle Street, Weston, NSW

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