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Clive Emerson CONNELLY

Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolBendigo Grammar and Carlton Grammar Schools, Victoria
Other trainingBarrister and Solicitor
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death28 August 1915
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 39), 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Frances CONNELLY; husband of Vivienne CONNELLY, 'Goondoold', Sophia Grove, Belgrave, Victoria. Native of Bengigo
Family/military connectionsBrother: Major Eric Winfield CONNELLY DSO, 7th Bn, died of wounds, 9 September 1918; Cousin: 2nd Lt Kenneth Gartrelle CONNELLY, 18th Bn, killed in action, 3 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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