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McConnell, James, Edmonton, Alberta, formerly Annalong, Co. Down, Ireland. Occupation: Farmer. Military Service: L. Cpl., Sgt., Reg. No. 226, 49th Battalion, Attestation Papers. Possible Diary Reference: “Shell hit in camp this morning and hit McConnell (49th) in the head,” 5:10 Nov ’17. James McConnell may have been the McConnell mentioned in Frank Whiting's diary on 10 November 1917, but Pte. Robert George McConnell, Reg. No. 432800, is another candidate.
Additional Biographical Information:
432226, L. Cpl, James McConnell, born in Ireland, no previous military service, next-of-kin James McConnell, Annalong, Co. Down, Ireland, taken on strength at Edmonton 8 January 1915. Nominal Roll of the 49th Battalion, Bob Richardson Collection, p.12.