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James Patrick CONNOLLY

Regimental number414
Place of birthCollie, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPostal employee
AddressPO, Collie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMrs. J. Connolly, Perth Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 31 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2395
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 18 October 1918
Discharge date2 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Taranto, Italy, 18 October 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 2 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CONNOLLY James Patrick

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