John Thomas (Jack) CONCANNON

CONCANNON, John Thomas

Service Number: 335
Enlisted: 4 February 1915, Maryborough, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, 6 October 1896
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Post-op complications, Maryborough, Queensland, 1 May 1932, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Maryborough Cemetery, Qld
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World War 1 Service

4 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Maryborough, Queensland
29 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 335, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 335, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
1 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 335, 25th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
1 Apr 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 26th Infantry Battalion
19 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

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Biography

"LATE MR. J. T. CONCANNON.  

Death at an early hour last evening claimed a prominent leader in the public life of Maryborough, in the person, of Mr. John Thomas Concannon. The deceased gentleman was born in Maryborough, and was a man of splendid physique and had always enjoyed good health. Some weeks back he had to undergo treatment for a minor complaint, and at that time his condition gave no cause for alarm, but about a week ago a sudden turn for the worse set in and his death early last night came as a painful blow to his bereaved wife and family, and as a shock to his many personal friends. The deceased had held the position of local organiser of the A.W.U. for the past six years, and had carried out his duties courageously and with the utmost tact. He was also a valued member of the A.L.P., and a member of long standing of the H.A.C.B. Society.

In the Great War the late Mr. Concannon enlisted as a private in the early part of 1915, serving in the 25th Battalion where he worked his way up from a private to a lieutenant's position. The deceased was a man of a kind and unassuming disposition, a staunch churchman and a valuable citizen and his early demise is to be deplored. The late Mr. Concannon is survived by a wife, Mrs. Mary Anne Concannon, and a family of four young children, namely Jean (5), Joan (4), John Alexander (2) and Douglas Stewart (1) Concannon. He also leaves three brothers, Messrs. Daniel (Sydney), Joseph Henry and Francis Patrick Concannon (Maryborough), and six sisters, Mesdames P. J. Sexton (Townsville), C. Parnell (Paddington, Brisbane) P. Breen (Maryborough), J. Greathead (Bundaberg), J. Hinsch and W. Clinton (Brisbane). His parents predeceased him some years ago. The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence, Alice-street, off Pallas-street, this afternoon at 3.30 o'clock for the Maryborough Cemetery." - from the Maryborough Chronicle 02 May 1932 (nla.gov.au)

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