LEST WE FORGET

Corporal Alexander William CONNINGTON

Service No: 615
Born: Balmain NSW, October 1895
Enlisted in the Army: 19 September 1916
Unit: No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Illness (Pneumonia), UK, 25 October 1918, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Llandysilio (St Tysilio) Churchyard, Llandysilio, Powys, Wales
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William James and Mary Connington, of Chantry Street, Goulburn, New South Wales. Born at Sydney
Place of Association: Goulburn NSW
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Goulburn World War I Memorial Tower and Honour Roll, Goulburn NSW

Corporal Connington, an Air Mechanic, was undertaking Pilot Training when he died.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, CONNINGTON A W
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

Bibliography:

Muller, P. (Peter) and Hutchinson, J. (John) Secrets Revealed: a brief history of No. 3 Squadron RAAF, Lutheran Publishing House Adelaide SA 5000, 1991
Wrigley, H.N. (Henry Neilsen) (6) The Battle Below: Being the history of No. 3 Squadron AFC, Errol G. Knox Sydney NSW, 1935

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