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Roy Edward O’Connell 415598 Private 40th Battalion/ 25th Battalion August 13, 1899 (August 13, 1896 on attestation form) Shag Harbour, Shelburne Co., NS June 16, 1915 Halifax, NS Yarmouth, NS 18 (actual age 15) 5 feet, 4 inches Dark Grey Brown Single Cook Presbyterian Mary O’Connell (Mother) Yarmouth, NS May 25, 1919 (Halifax on demobilization) July 13, 1966 Saint Patricks Cemetery Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Private Roy O’Connell was the son of George Obediah O'Connell (1892-1963) Mary Elizabeth Brannen O’Connell (1868- 1933). His brother, Daniel O’Connell also served during WWI. Private O’Connell enlisted with the 40th Battalion at Halifax, NS. He went overseas, arriving in England on October 25, 1915 and embarked for France on January 19, 1916. He was taken on strength with the 25th Battalion on January 20, 1916 and served in England and France with the 25th Battalion. He returned to England on April 8, 1919 and retuned to Canada on May 10, 1919.
Roy Edward O'Connell
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