Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Private Francis McCONNON. 14421
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Private Francis McCONNON, 14421
"C" Company, 7th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.
Son of James and Alice McConnon.
Born in South Bank (Yorks), enlisted at Redcar, resided at South Bank.
Killed 1 July 1916 (Battle of the Somme), aged 27.
Buried in Fricourt British Cemetery.
(Photo from the Beck Isle Museum Archives/Collection. Ref: Roger Dowson, <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
John Sly (<email@example.com>) has researched the career of Private McConnon in connection with his medals. John has written a short biography of Francis McConnon, and this may be read below.
Army Medal Office rolls confirm the award of the medals and record that
he disembarked in
France 13 July 1915.
He served only with the 7th Battalion.
Soldiers Died In The Great War records that he was born in South Bank, Yorkshire, and that he enlisted in Redcar.
GRO records show that he was born 13 October 1888 at 44 Beacham Street, Junction Eston,
Ormseby, the son of James McConnon, a furnace charger, and his wife Alice (formerly
He was killed in action 1 July 1916 serving with C Company of the 7/Yorkshire Regiment in
the attack at Fricourt at 14.30.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission data records that he was aged 27, the son of James and Alice McConnon, and that he was buried in Fricourt British Cemetery, Bray Road, Sp.Mem.B.8.
(Refs: WO 329/954 p 747
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