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Full Name
Arnold Douglas Aitken-Connell
Rank Last Held
Lieutenant
Forename(s)
Arnold Douglas
Surname
Aitken-Connell
War
South African War, 1899-1902
Serial No.
N/N
Gender
Male
Religion
Church of England
First Known Rank
Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment
Farmer
Next of Kin
Mary Aitken-Connell (mother), Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand
Physical Description
  • Height: 5 foot 7.5 inches
  • Weight: 10 stone
Age on Enlistment
29
Body on Embarkation
1st Contingent
Embarkation Unit
1st Contingent, No 21 Company
Embarkation Date
6 April 1901
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Gulf of Taranto
Last Unit Served
9th Contingent, New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Place of Death
Rensburg, South Africa
Date of Death
15 January 1900
Year of Death
1900
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Biographical Notes
  • Son of Mary (nee Jones) and John Aitken Connell
  • Correspondance filed on his service record mentions a servant, Alfred James Hill (4025).
Archives NZ source
Military personnel file
Further References
Sources Used
Previous Military Experience
  • Auckland College Rifles
  • Pukekohe Mounted Rifles

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