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George Joseph CONNOLLY

Regimental number245
Place of birthGreenough, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWalkaway, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinRobert Connolly, Walkaway, Western Australia
Enlistment date23 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct medal

Recommendation date: "20-21 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'This non-commissioned officer during the attack on Penin, on the night of 20-21 September, 1918, with five other ranks was sent to reconnoitre Kefr Aban. Finding this place occupied, he rushed the position, and the enemy, numbering some 200, immediately surrendered. His marked gallantry and initiative were largely responsible for the complete success which followed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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