Daniel Conway

First Name: 
Daniel
Last Name: 
Conway
Mother's Name: 
Helena Conway nee Kinneally
Father's Name: 
Daniel Conway
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, January 31, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
33rd Battalion
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, May 25, 1918
Place of Death: 
Villers-Bretonneux, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Daniel Conway (Service No 4996) was born in Berry, N.S.W. around 1892 and attended St Patricks Convent School, Berry.

Daneil enlisted when he was 24 years old, single and employed as a butcher.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A31 Ajana with 13th Reinforcements, 20th Battalion on 5th July 1916.  The troops arrived in England on 31st August 1916, and were sent on to France, arriving 1st January 1917.

On 25th April 1917, Daniel was admitted to hospital with foot problems and returned to his unit on 5th May, but was back in hospital on 13th May 1917 with trench fever.  He returned to his unit on 26th August 1917 and spent time on the MP staff until 30th April 1918 when he was transferred to 9 Platoon, C Company, 33rd Battalion in France.

At around 11om on 5th May 1918, Daniel was carrying rations to the front troops when he was shot in the head and killed.

Daniel is buried in Villers-Bretonneaux Military Cemetery: Plot XI, Row F, Grave 2.

Daniel's brother William Conway (Service No 2566 ) was killed in action at Pozieres, France, in August 1916.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CONWAY D

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