Connor, Arthur James

Connor, Arthur James

Regiment: 2nd Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service No: 7290

Boer War service: Mar 1900 to April 1901

Date of enlistment: Mar 1900

Date of discharge: 17 Apr 1901 on his death

Reason for discharge: Died from sickness

Other information: Joined Whitchurch Volunteers (local milita) 1 Jul 1896

Born: In 1879 in Shardlow, Derbyshire and baptised 30 November 1879 in St. Giles Church, Normanton by Derby, Derbyshire

Family: He was one of seven children born to James and Ellen Connor (nee Maulkin). No marriage can be traced for Arthur. His father tragically died in 1900 following fainting and falling into a canal.

Residence: His father was a serving army infantry soldier; in 1881 he was living with his family in his father’s army barracks in Normanton, Derbyshire. Ten years later the family were recorded as living at Canal Bridge House, Wrexham Road, Whitchurch. In 1901 at the time of his death, his widowed mother was living in Oddfellows Cottages, Smallbrook Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. His father and mother were both buried in Whitchurch cemetery.

Employment: Not known

Died: 17 April 1901 from enteric fever on board SS Formosa, returning from South Africa. He was buried at sea

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