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1885 - 1916


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1887 - 1916


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1894 - 1916


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1897 - 1916


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1883 - 1918
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Pte 22656 Henry Connor


  • Age: 26
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 20th Btn
  • K.I.A Wednesday 1st August 1917
  • Commemorated at: Tyne Cot Cemetery
    Panel Ref: LXV.G.18

Henry Connor was born in 1891 in Liverpool and was the son of John William Connor, of Liverpool and husband of Dorothy Mary Connor (nee Linnett), of 18, Compton St, Everton, Liverpool. He married Dorothy on the 6th April, 1915 at St

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 41 Lavan Street, Everton, Liverpool.

His father John is aged 53, born in Liverpool in 1858 and is a wood sawyer.His wife Margaret aged 54 was also born in Liverpool in 1857 . They have been married for 33 years and have had ten children of which four died. Those in the household on the Census are; Henry aged 19, born 1892 an apprentice compositor at a printers and George aged 17, born 1894 is an apprentice painter.

Henry enlisted on the 9th November, 1914 in Liverpool and gave his age as 23 years and seven months and his occupation as printer. He was five feet four inches tall, weighed 112lbs, had a sallow complexion, brown eyes, brown hair and gave his religion as Roman Catholic.

08.06.15: Whilst at Grantham he was absent from 08.00am to 08.30pm 07.06.15- Confined to barracks for five days and forfeit one days pay.

10.08.15: Whilst at Grantham absent from 10.00pm to 3.30pm 08.08.15- Admonished.

05.10.15: Absent from 10:00pm, 02.10.15 to 10.20pm, 03.10.15- 4 days confined to barracks and forfeit two days pay.

25.05.16. Fell out on march, to Field Ambulance.

25.05.16: To C.C.S exhaustion.

29.05.16: Discharged to duty.

19-29.01.17: Granted leave in UK.

He was serving in the 20th Battalion (No 3 Company), The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 22656 when he was killed in action on the 1st August, 1917 aged 26 during the Third Battle of Ypres.

The 20th Battalion diary gives details of the circumstances that the Battalion found themselves in during the early phases of the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). Having taken part in the initial fighting of 31st July 1917 there is a general write up in relation to the period 01st -08th August and specifics solely from the 03rd August. As such it is impossible to say exactly how each of the men who fell on 01st or 2nd August met their death.

20th Battalion Diary 01st August – 08th August

The Battalion continued to hold the position taken up on the morning of 31st July. After the first day the weather was very wet and the going very difficult, but the men’s spirits remained wonderfully good. From time to time there was very heavy enemy shelling and in addition to this machine guns and snipers were very active. The work of communication was extremely difficult and the wires to Companies and to Battalions on our flanks were repeatedly cut and were only kept going by most excellent work by our linesmen, who suffered very heavy casualties as also did the runners. 

His wife Dorothy was awarded a pension of 13/9 for herself with effect from 25.02.18.

Henry has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

He is also commemorated on Our Lady of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Everton.

Note: Birth records show Henry was born in 1891 and the Census records hold the year 1892.

Killed On This Day.

(105 Years this day)
Tuesday 1st August 1916.
Sgt 17327 John Henry Flockhart
37 years old

(105 Years this day)
Tuesday 1st August 1916.
Pte 22813 John Porteous
26 years old

(105 Years this day)
Tuesday 1st August 1916.
Pte 30278 John Woods
30 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 49328 Tempest Anderson
19 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 51960 Geoffrey Baker
19 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 59287 Thomas Baker
23 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
L/Cpl 49138 Harry Bull
20 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 22656 Henry Connor
26 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 235221 Hyman Davies

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 57020 William Edwin Fulcher
23 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 22089 Leonard Gibson
21 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 33102 Fred Gidney
30 years old

A total of 26 Pals where killed on this day. View All