O'CONNOR Richard Hensleigh
10/2261, Private, 1st Battalion. Wellington Regiment, WW1
Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand

O'CONNOR, Dick -"Poor old Dick O'Connor of the Waitemata Troop, has been killed in action" writes a member in France. "He was a sniper and did valuable work. He had to run great risks, of course, and I suppose they got him at last. He was a good mate and a 'white' man. I ran across him first in London some years ago and we shipped together several times and carried Matilda (swag) a bit in the bush at times. He was in the Cape Mounted Rifles for some while. He was a son of Mr. Justice O'CONNOR of Sydney and a born wanderer. We have lost a lot of legionaries since starting but they all died game and met death as joyously as they lived. The Legion will send us other good men to take their places."
[From the Legion of Frontiersmen column, AWN 16.11.1916]

Born 5 August 1880 Sydney, NSW, Australia
Died 3 July 1916, France
Buried at Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres (Plot I. C. 24)

Son of Mr. Justice Richard Edward and Sara O'Connor, of Sydney, Australia. He also served at Gallipoli.

1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Behobeho          East Africa 1915 - 1917          Nyangao          Kilimanjaro          Great War 1917          Belgium 1914 -18
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