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Regimental number4313
Place of birthArklow, Wicklow, Ireland
AddressMerredin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinJohn E Donnelly, Westonia, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMerredin, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 6 Tunnelling Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 1 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Tunnelling Company
FateKilled in Action 19 April 1917
Place of burialHersin Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Westonia, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Fremantle, 1 June 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, Egypt, 18 July 1916; proceeded overseas to France, 28 August 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, France, 30 August 1916; marched out to unit, 25 September 1916; taken on strength of 3rd Australian Tunneling Company, 30 September 1916.

Found guilty, 9 April 1917, of (1) drunkenness on duty, 7 April 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No. 1.

Killed in action, France, 19 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DONNELLY John

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