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Patrick Gerald CONNOLLY

Regimental number6952
Place of birthRutherglen, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCloncurry, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Connolly, Gladstone Farm, Rutherglen, Victoria
Enlistment date23 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919

Military Medal

'Displayed great skill and gallantry in handling his gun in action near ZONNEBEKE on 26th September, 1917. When a party of the enemy were holding up the attack he brought his gun into action and disposed of them, he also showed great courage and set a fine example to others near him in assisting to repel counter attacks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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