|Service Number||SN 3176|
|Age of Enlistment||37 years 11 months|
|Place of Enlistment||Perth, WA|
|Place of Birth||Guildford, WA|
|Previous Military Experience||Nil|
|Address History||Father - James Connaughton c/- Alfred Connaughton, James Street, Municipal Council buildings Guildford, WA|
|Cause of Death or Invalided||
Embarked Fremantle per HMS ‘Karmala’ for Egypt 11.2.1917.
Roll Rank Trooper.
Roll Unit 25th Reinforcement 10th Light Horse.
Connaughton disembarked at Suez on 11.3.1917. He marched into the Details Camp at Moascar 12.3.1917. He was taken on strength with the 10th Light Horse in Egypt 26.3.1917. Connaughton became sick and was hospitalised with influenza at 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance Hospital 19.8.1917. He returned to duty at Abbassia on 30.8.1917. He was reported AWOL 2.7.1918. Connaughton was hospitalized with a debility 24.7.1918- 28.8.1918. He rejoined his unit and marched in to Moascar. He was hospitalised with shingles 14.9.1918 and again in 14.12.1918. He served in Syria and Palestine.
Embarked from Suez for Australia per ‘Port Sydney’ 5.3.1919 Invalided.
Returned/Disembarked Australia 1.4.1919.
Final Rank Private 10th Light Horse.
Medical Condition Invalided.
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Notes the family may have resided in one of the old Council buildings in James St.as no address was located. Dennis may have attended either the convent or Guildford State School, however, no record was located.
NAA: B2455, Connaughton D
Australian War Memorial Embarkation Roll- Dennis Connaughton
Wise, H. and Co. Western Australian Post Office Directories. SLWA
c/- Guildford Municipal Buildings, James St, Guildford, WA.