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Arthur Connah"


See 65.61 - 64 and 65.66 - 68 for more photos and information on this family.



A Private (Service Number: 109905) in the 10th Battalion of theTank Corps. His casualty type as stated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is: Commonwealth War dead. He died 16th November 1918. He is buried in the north of the churchyard in St. John the Baptist Church, Penymynydd.


Arthur Connah was wounded in WWI and died later as a result at Netley Hospital. His name does not appear on the War Memorial as he did not die over on active service. He is buried in Penymynydd Churchyard.


He had a boy called Alexander (Alec), born October 11th 1914. His wife, Josephine, was the daughter of Mr Nicols, gamekeeper on the Hawarden estate; he lived in the gamekeeper's cottage on the estate. Arthur and Josephine lived in Park Head, the lodge at the entrance to Hawarden Castle. They moved to Shifnal, Salop, in 1920s when Mr Nicols became gamekeeper at Weston Park.


I remember during visits to my grandmother, there was a set of huge photographs of the family on the wall and whenever tea was made, she would say, "Show it to the pictures!" In other words, let it brew a bit.


see 65.61 for the text of his funeral card


Author: Lewis, Mary K


Year = 1917

Gender = Male

People = Single

Work = Military

Extra = Formal Portrait

Extra = Military

Extra = WW1

Extra = 1910s

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