Alexander (Alex) Connell
Alexander (Alex) Connell
Connell, Alexander; Connell, Alex
WWII Roll of Honour; HistoryNT; Second World War, 1939-1945
Matthew Connell - Father
Adelaide River War Cemetery Panel 13
Alexander (Alex) Connell was born in Rynope, England in 1893. Matthew Connell was listed as his next of kin. He was a cook on board the Australian Hospital Ship Manunda. Alexander Connell left behind a wife, Mabel Jane. He has no known grave. He is commemorated at Adelaide River War Cemetery Panel 13.
HMAHS Manunda was anchored in Darwin Harbour near the merchant ship Zealandia and the oil tanker British Motorist when it was first hit by shrapnel and then a bomb during the first Japanese air attack on Darwin, 19 February 1942. Twelve members of the crew and hospital staff were killed, including Alex Connell, and forty-seven others were wounded. The medical and nursing staff quarters were destroyed, B and C decks were severely damaged and fires started on board. Despite the chaos, Manunda continued to treat incoming wounded and staff manned the life-boats rescuing injured men from the sea.
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Second World War, 1939-1945; Bombing of Darwin; Roll of Honour; Northern Territory history; Hospital Ship Manunda
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https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=334209&S=9&R=0 [Darwin Raids - Casualty Lists and Enquiries]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/2446 [PictureNT : PH0110/0330, Ships, Christa Roderick Collection]; https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=334209&S=9&R=0 [Darwin Raids - Casualty Lists and Enquiries]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/2446 [PictureNT : PH0110/0330, Ships, Christa Roderick Collection]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/844091 [WWII Military Units : HAMHS Manunda]
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