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James Aloysius CONNELLAN

Regimental number436
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address84 Great Buckingham Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, John Connellan, 84 Great Burkingham Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentColour Sergeant
Unit name1st Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Conspicuous work during operations 4-6 May, in making several trips through heavy fire to obtain rations etc.
Recommendation date: 10 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 18418 Driver John Andrew CONNELLAN, 2nd Field Company Engineers, effective abroad (still overseas).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 October 1961
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis

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