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McConnan, Walter Alexander (1886–1964)

Walter Alexander McConnan, n.d. photographer unknown

Walter Alexander McConnan, n.d. photographer unknown

WALTER ALEXANDER McCONNAN, son of the Rev. Alexander Candlish McConnan and Mrs. McConnan, was born at Benalla, Victoria, on 29th January, 1886.

He was educated at the North Eastern College, Benalla, and joined the service of the Bank at Tallangatta, Victoria, on 27th November, 1902. His later appointments were to Deniliquin in December, 1909; The Rock, June, 1910; Linton, 1912; and Elmore, 1913.

He enlisted in November, 1914, and was posted to the 8th Light Horse Regiment, and served throughout the Gallipoli campaign, and later in operations over the Sinai Peninsula, Palestine and Syria.

Having held various non-commisioned ranks, he received his commission as lieutenant in 1918.

Lieutenant McConnan was one of 39, out of the original 500 members of the 8th Light Horse, who returned with the regiment in August, 1919, after four and a half years abroad.

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