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Connor, John Vincent    Create Anzac Certificate
Place of Birth: Campbell Town, TAS, Australia

Service Number: 1021

Place of Enlistment: Pontville, TAS, Australia

Next of Kin: Connor, John



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John Vincent Connor
Submitted by: James Andrew Conor
    

John Victor, (also known as Vincent) Connor, was born on 4th September 1893 at Oatlands, Tasmania, the 3rd of six children.
The family were raised in a small farming community and John worked as a labourer and was a member of Campbell Town Rifle Club.
John enlisted in the army on 19th September, 1914, following the outbreak of Work War 1, and signed his Oath on 24th September 1914 at Pontville, Tasmania.
John was officially appointed to the 15th Battallion, 4th Infantry Brigade of the Australian Imperial Force on 15th December 1914 by the Commanding Officer at Broadmeadows, Tasmania.
He embarked at Melbourne for the Middle East with the 15th Infantry Battallion per HMAT "Ceramic" on 22 December 1914.
A description of John V Connor from his Army Enlistment papers dated 19th September, 1914;
Age: 22 years,  - monthsHeight: 5 feet 10 1/2 inchesWeight: 341/2 / 37 1/2Complexion: DarkEyes: GreyHair: Dark brownReligion: Roman CatholicDistinctive marks: Scar over right eyebrow, two moles on back of neck.On 12/4/1915 John was processed to join forces at Gallipolli, and disembarked there from HMT Devanha. On 1/5/1915 he received a bullet wound to the neck and was admitted to the 2nd General Hospital on 5/5/1915.
On 13/5/1815, John was moved to Helouan C. Camp. He embarked on board "Commodore" on 20/5/1915, and rejoined the Battallion on 31/5/1915.
On 15th September, he was admitted Sick to Hospital at Gallipoli and was admitted to a Convalescant Camp  on 5/10/1915, before being discharged to a Rest Camp on 22/10/1915.
On 24th October 1915 John rejoined his Battallion at Lemnos, and on 25/12/1915, we note that he has disembarked at Alexandria, Egypt.
On 13th March 1916, John transferred to the 4th Divisional Artillery, and was "taken on strength" with the 24th Howitzer Brigade.
On 20th May 1915, John was appointed as a Temporary Driver at Serapeum, before proceeding to join BGF at Alexandria on 3 June 1916.
John was appointed as a Driver with the 24th F.A.B. on 1st July, 1916 in France.
On 25 January 1917, John was transferred to the 10th F.A.B. in France and was subsequently "taken on strength" and posted in the field to the 37th Battery
He was wounded in action at Etaples on 11th September 1917, (a bullet wound in the arm), and on 19 September embarked per HMS Brighton for England.
On 31 January 1918, John returned to France per "Heytesbury"  and rejoined the Brigade to assist with transferring the wounded back to England.
On 18th October, 1918, John returned to Australia and was discharged on 31 January 1819.
Medals issued are:
1914 / 15 StarBritish War MedalVictory Medal

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