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McConnell, Robert George, Edmonton, Alberta, born Palliser, British Columbia. Occupation: Teamster. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 432800, 49th Battalion, Attestation Papers. Possible Diary Reference: “Shell hit in camp this morning and hit McConnell (49th) in the head,” 5:10 Nov ’17. Robert George McConnell may have been the McConnell mentioned in Frank Whiting's diary on 10 November 1917, but L.Cpl James McConnell, Reg. No. 432226, is another candidate.
Additional Biographical Information
432800, Pte., Robert George McConnell, born in Canada, no previous military service, next-of-kin Joseph Norman McConnell, Speers, Saskatchewan, taken on strength at Edmonton 15 January 1915. Nominal Roll of the 49th Battalion, Bob Richardson Collection, p.12.