Connell, Clement Bernard (Private, b.1888 - d.1917)

Place Europe: France
Accession Number PR04084
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Letter
Maker Connell, Clement Bernard
Place made United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Salisbury Plain
Date made 1917
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Collection relating to the First World War service of 6480 Private Clement "Clem" Bernard Connell, 1st Australian Infantry Battalion. Collection consists of an original handwritten letter written by Private Connell to his sister, Violet Grace Marriott (nee Connell), from Salisbury Plain and is dated 8 February 1917. The letter details the freezing conditions experienced by the soldiers during the winter in France and also includes reflections on Private Clement's stay in Hospital in England. Private Connell was killed in action in Belgium and died on 21 September 1917 at the age of 27.