|Place of birth||Ulmarra New South Wales|
|Address||Baldery Street, Chatswood, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M J Donnelly, 'Avoca', 23 Willoughby Street, Milsons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Reinforcement 2|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/33/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Bombardier|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Work at Herleville on 23 August 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'At HERLEVILLE during the operations on the morning of the 23rd instant, these telephonists [66512 W.M. LECKEY, 10143 R. DONNELLY, 10473 N. SHILLINGLAW, 9293 G.W.G. BELL] formed part of the F.O. party. During the day these men worked under great difficulty from the Forward O.P. station to the relay post under heavy fire and due to an utter disregard for personal safety succeeded in maintaining the line except for short periods. The F.O. Officer was thereby enabled to send back information of considerable tactical importance as regards the line held by our own Infantry, flash bearings of hostile batteries shelling our new positions, and enemy movement likely to develop into a counter-attack. Their conduct is deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75