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Vincent Sinclair CONNOLLY

Regimental number1749
Date of birth29 September 1898
Place of birthBellingen, New South Wales
SchoolBellingen Public School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressBalmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Patrick Connolly, Bellingen, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameCamel Corps November 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number11/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 12 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1749A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Other details

War Service: Embarked from Sydney 12 December 1916; 17 February 1917 Taken on strength of 2nd Light Horse Regiment, marched out to Moascar. Transferred to 4th L.H. 3 March 1917. Sick to hospital (V.D.) 26 April 1917; rejoined regiment 12 May 1917. Sick to hospital at Kazar 8 September 1918; rejoined unit 15 September 1917. Sick to hospital, Alexandria, 29 June 1918; transferred to Convalescent Depot 10 July 1918; rejoined regiment 17 August 1918.

Wounded in action 1 October 1918; transferred from Casualty Clearing Station to Haifa and then to Alexandria, (gun shot wound to head). Discharged to Moascar 23 October 1918; marched out to Rest Camp. Rejoined regiment in Tripoli 7 December 1918.

Sick to hospital 22 March 1919, Moascar; discharged to duty 3 April 1919. Sick to hospital 24 May 1919 (bronchitis); rejoined regiment 7 June 1919. Commenced his return to Australia per H.T. "Essex", embarking at Kantara 15 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal; Victory Medal.

Also served in WWII, 2nd Australian Garrison Battalion, Service Number N278915, from 13 August 1941 to 11 April 1944.

Date of death1 March 1957
Place of burialCoffs Harbour Historical Cemetery

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