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CONNELL, WILLIAM ANDERSON (Captain)

 

 

 

Probably England. Two decorated officers of the 12th Battalion, AIF, Captain (Capt) William Anderson Connell DCM is on the left with H15843Captain Alan Stewart Vowles DSO. Capt Connell died of wounds on 28 December 1917

 

Mr and Mrs J Connell of Pioneer have been advised that their son Captain W A Connell AIF has made the supreme sacrifice on 28th of last month in France.  The late Captain Connell had resided in Pioneer for some years and for a length of time held a position in the Pioneer tin mine.  He resigned on the outbreak of war and enlisted, leaving with the first contingent.  He went through the Gallipoli campaign, was at the evacuation of the peninsula and thence proceeded to the Western front where, by his bravery and coolness in action he distinguished himself winning the D.S.O and Military Cross.  The late Captain Connell was educated at the Launceston Grammar school.  He was a keen sportsman and ever ready to respond to the call of duty.  As a mere boy he enlisted for active service in the Boer War.

The Weekly Courier 17th January 1918

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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