Monday, May 28, 2012

O'Connell, W

The interment of the remains of Mr. W. O'Connell took place yesterday at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Symonds street, the service at the grave being conducted by the Rev. Father Tormey.

The deceased, being a Crimean veteran, about 40 members of the Empire Veterans' Association, under Captain Daveney and Major Morrow, attended to pay respect to an old comrade.

The coffin was covered by the Union Jack, and the Crimean veterans (one of whom was Mr. W. G. Garrard, of the 18th Royal Irish veterans) acted a pall bearers. The brethren of the H.A.C.B. Society also attended the funeral, the deceased having been a member.
Auckland Star, Volume XXXIV, Issue 143, 17 June 1903, Page 4

1 comment:

  1. Hello, as a descendant of William via Mums mother and her father W.F. O'Connell who is Williams son I just want to make a note showing we have been tracking down the family tree along with another descendant of Williams...and have been able to confirm family stories about William and his son.....Rgds Laurie Carroll