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Daniel O’Connell 488173 Private 63rd Nova Scotia Draft Battalion/ 13th Battalion June 7, 1896 Shag Harbour, Shelburne Co., NS November 8, 1915 Halifax, NS Yarmouth, NS 19 5 feet, 2 inches Light Blue Dark Brown Single Labourer Roman Catholic Mary O’Connell (Mother) Yarmouth, NS May 22, 1919 (Halifax on demobilization) 1948 Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Co., NS Private Daniel O’Connell was the son of George Obediah O'Connell (1892-1963) Mary Elizabeth Brannen (1868- 1933). His brother, Roy Edward O’Connell, also served during WWI. Private O’Connell enlisted with the 63rd Nova Scotia Draft Battalion at Halifax, NS. He went overseas, embarking Halifax on January 22, 1916 on the SS Missanabie, arriving in Plymouth, England, on January 30, 1916 and embarked for France on September 27, 1916 for service with the 13th Battalion. While serving in France he became ill and was was hospitalised on November 16, 1916 and transferred to England. He was returned to duty in England on February 2, 1917. He served in England and France and retuned to Canada on May 7, 1919.
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