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Conner, T., A/Smn., 1915

Photo: Brian Chandler

In Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of:
T. Conner
Able Seaman. RNVR. TZ/3851
Howe Battn. R.N.D.
15th February 1916 age 28.

Colin Boyd has submitted the following:

Thomas was born on 1st July 1887. He was working as a shipyard plater living with his wife, Alice Annie at 38, Fairless Street, Byker when he enlisted in the Royal Naval Division on 18th February 1915.

He joined 'D' Company of the Collingwood Battalion and served in Gallipoli until he was evacuated to hospital in Malta on 04/06/1915 suffering from shrapnel wounds to the right arm and leg. He joined the Howe Battalion on 26th July 1915 and was invalided to the UK on 30th October 1915 suffering from Nephritis and Oedema of the legs. Thomas died at 12.20 am on 15th February 1916 in RN Hospital, Haslar from Nephritis.

Thomas Conner is remembered in Byker on B95.14

The CWGC entry for Able Seaman Conner

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk