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John William DONNELLY

Regimental number2
Date of birth25 August 1883
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSoldier
Address18 Warrick Street, Ascot Vale, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs J W Donnelly, 2 Warrick Street, Ascot Vale, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentWarrant Officer
Unit nameHead Quarters 1st Australian Division
AWM Embarkation Roll number1/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Date of embarkation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 22 October 1914.
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: HQ
Promotion date: 5 April 1915

Captain


Unit: HQ
Promotion date: 8 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette, Third Supplement, No. 29632 (21 June 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129 (21 September 1916).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

OBE


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Order of the British Empire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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