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Full Name: James O'Connor
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): James
Surname: O'Connor
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 6/1675
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Edward O'Connor (father), Revell Street, Hokitika, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Hokitika, New Zealand
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation: 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 14 February 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Destination: Suez,Egypt (26 March 1915)
Page on Nominal Roll: 547
Campaigns: Gallipoli
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Egypt to Gallipoli
Date of Death: 24 August 1915
Age at Death: 33
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: J. 68.
Biographical Notes: James O'Connor was the son of Edward and Bridget O'Connor, of Hokitika, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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