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JOHN CONNOLLY

CONNOLLY, JOHN

RANK:   PRIVATE                SERIAL NO:  10/3517

UNIT:    ‘B’ COY, 2nd  BTN, WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT 

BORN:       10/06/1893      -         HASTINGS, N.Z.     

DIED:     03/09/1918        DIED OF WOUNDS (GAS)     
         
PLACE:    IN THE FIELD, FRANCE (HINDENBURG LINE)    
    
SINGLE:              RELIGION:   ROMAN CATHOLIC 

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   Mrs K. and the late Mr J CONNOLLY, Boundary Rd, MAHORA

SIBLINGS:           

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs Kate CONNOLLY (mother)

OCCUPATION:  LABOURER

EMPLOYER:   H. WHITE, ONGA ONGA

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  ONGA ONGA  

HEIGHT:   5’ 10”        WEIGHT:    12st.             CHEST:   34”

COMP:   MEDIUM        EYES:   BLUE        HAIR:  DARK BROWN   
    
EDUCATION:    4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:  ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, FRANCE
             
    

ENLISTED:   TRENTHAM            DATE:   18/10/1915  

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:   9th          

MILITARY RECORD:
PRIOR TO ENLISTMENT SERVED IN TERRITORIALS.
23/10/1915.  POSTED ‘B’ COMPANY, 9th REINFORCEMENT.
08/01/1916.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON ON HMNZT No.37 ‘MAUNGANUI’ FOR 
SUEZ, EGYPT.
01/03/1916.  POSTED 2nd BATTALION, WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT.
09/04/1916.  EMBARKED ON ‘LONDONDERRY CASTLE’ FOR FRANCE. 
15/09/1916.  WOUNDED LEFT SHOULDER, ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL.
18/09/1916.  EMBARKED ON ‘AUSTURICIS’ FOR ENGLAND .
19/09/1916.  ADMITTED No.1 N.Z. GENERAL HOSPITAL, BROKENHURST. 
27/09/1916.  DISCHARGED TO N.Z. CONVALESCENCE DEPOT, CODFORD.
19/11/1916.  MARCHED IN FROM CODFORD, POSTED 2nd WELLINGTON COMPANY.
22/11/1916.  PROCEEDED OVERSEAS TO ‘SLING’.
14/12/1916.  REJOINED BATTALION.
02/09/1918.  ADMITTED 6th STATIONARY HOSPITAL, ROUEN, FRANCE.
03/09/1918.  DIED OF WOUNDS (GAS), FRANCE.

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.