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Harold O’Connell
Name: Harold O’Connell Service No: 67317 Rank: Private Service: 25th Battalion Date of Birth: July 12, 1896 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: November 15, 1914 Place of Enlistment: Halifax NS Previous Military: 2 years at Camp, Adershot Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet, 5½ inches Complexion: Fresh Eyes: Grey Hair: Black Martial Status: Single Trade: Mill Hand Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: George O'Connell, Yarmouth Nova Scotia Discharged; January 7, 1917 (Medically Unfit for further service) Halifax Date of Death: April 1, 1967 Cemetery: Roman Catholic Cemetery, Yarmouth Private O’Connell went over to England on May 29, 1915 and served in France with the 25th Battalion from September 15, 1915. He was struck by shrapnel at Kemmel while on a wiring party (wound to the right leg an ankle) on October 18, 1915 and hospitalized in England. Determined to be unfit for further military service he was returned to Canada and discharged on January 7, 1917.
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