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Pte 2798 Thomas Connelly Alias Connor
« on: February 15, 2020, 07:33:21 PM »
Mack,
Pl can you have a look at this case. We need to be sure of the name.

Pte Connelly (B 1873/1874) had been a Bricklayers Labourer & National Reservist, 13383  when he enlisted in 4th Bttn at Oldham on 27/8/1914. Service as James Connelly in KORL Special Reserve seems to have absconded. True name may be Thomas or James Connor. He was admitted to Hosp in Grimsby & discharged on 6/3/1915.
Thomas was discharged sick from 4th Bttn at Riby on 6/7/1915. Disability pension refused for rheumatism.
Thomas died from Acute Rheumatism & Mobius Cordia aggravated by Active Service on 30/4/1917, aged 44. Death seems to be Reg as Thomas Connor Q2 1917 Oldham 8d/713
Widow Mary Anne Connor & Son John (B 1/4/1914), 26 Bow St, Oldham. Roman Catholic.
DC confirms cause of death.

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Re: Pte 2798 Thomas Connelly Alias Connor
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 09:39:52 PM »
there was a lot of correspondence flowing back and forth from a number of different places regarding this mans correct name,he stated that his true name was james connor,but in another letter from him,he signed it "Thomas connor or Connolly",he married miss mary,ann furey on 26-9-91 under the name Thomas connor,he was buried in greenacres cemetery.E7.85 as Thomas connor,there are two other Connors in this grave.
the marriage and death/burial records are both legal documents,so its safe to assume his correct name is Thomas connor

his service record is a nightmare of confusion
Oldham war memorial as t.connor
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Re: Pte 2798 Thomas Connelly Alias Connor
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 07:09:46 AM »
As there are other burials in the plot, its likely there is a headstone on Thomas Connor's grave. We need to review the inscription.
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