John Cornelius CONWAY (WALKER)

Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
10-December-1915
Place
Sydney NSW
Age
42
Status
Single
Service No
1554
Rank
Private
Unit
19th Battalion, 13th Reinforcements
Embarked
5-July-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
23 December 1916
Place
Gueudecourt, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

Brother of 7042 Private Robert Gerald Conway (KIA) and 1310 Corporal Arthur Edward Conway.

 

John Cornelius Conway enlisted in Toowoomba on 26 July 1915 but failed to appear for his November embarkation at Sydney with the 5th Light Horse 12th Reinforcements. In December in Sydney he re-enlisted by using the alias John Walker, and embarked with the 19th Battalion 13th Reinforcements in July 1916. He arrived in France in November soon after the 19th Battalion's heavy losses at Flers. He was killed in action at Gueudecourt near Flers after just three weeks at the front. His body was never recovered.

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