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John Joseph CONNELLY

Regimental number1067
Place of birthQueanbeyan, New South Wales
SchoolConvent School, Grenfell, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSleeper Cutter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Jane Connelly, 3 Stapleton Avenue, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRosebery Park Camp, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBrother: 1254 Pte Richard Peter CONNELLY, 7th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 21 August 1915; RoH states he was one of five brothers who served in the A.I.F.
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death30
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
32
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Disembarked Alexandria, 8 December 1914.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName appears on Embarkation Roll as J.J. CONNOLLY
SourcesNAA: B2455, CONNELLY John Joseph

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