Wilton Norman CONNELLAN


CONNELLAN, Wilton Norman

Service Number: 7462
Enlisted: 22 February 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 27 June 1896
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Brisbane Grammar & Southport Grammar Schools, Queensland
Occupation: Chemist Apprentice
Died: Died of wounds, France, 11 August 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Plot 111, Row E, Grave 26
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7462, Brisbane, Queensland
14 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7462, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Jun 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7462, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney

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Wilton Norman CONNELLAN was born in Sydney in 1896

His parents were John Dart CONNELLAN and Susan MORLEY who had married in England in 1884 - they were living in 219 Gregory Terrace, Brisbane

He had previous service with the Senior Cadets when he enlisted on 22nd Feburary 1916 with the Australian Army - He was a Signaller with the  9th Battalion, 24th reinforcements - Unit embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Hororata on 14th June 1917

He was wounded in action with a gun shot wound to the head on 10th August 1918 & died from his wounds on 11th August 1918 at the 55th Casualy Clearing Station in France - buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France - he is also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial & on the grave of his grandparents William & Eleanor Morley in Lelant Western Cemetery UK

Wilton was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal


Brisbane Courier - 11th August 1919

CONNELLAN.- A tribute of love to the memory of Signaller Wilton Norman Connellan, 9th Battalion, A.I.F. killed in France August 11th 1918

"Some day our hands shall clasp his hand, just over in the Morning Land" Insered by his brother & sister, T & E Lyttle.

CONNELLAN.- In sacred and loving memory of W. N. Connellan, only son of Mr. & Mrs. J .D. Connellan, "Tregenna" Gregory Terrace, who gave his life for his county in France on August 11th, 1918.