George Gilbert CONNOLLY

CONNOLLY, George Gilbert

Service Number: 416
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Pontville, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, 12 March 1894
Home Town: Queenstown, West Coast, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Queenstown, Tasmania, 24 January 1957, aged 62 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Pontville, Tasmania
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 416, 12th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 416, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
29 Oct 1916: Discharged AIF WW1

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George Gilbert Connolly played bugle in the 12th Battalion, one of the first units raised for the AIF, He left Hobart for the Middle East on 20 Oct 1914. He also served at Gallipoli in 1915, but was sent to Egypt with bronchitis.