William Campbell CONNELLY


CONNELLY, William Campbell

Service Number: 2021
Enlisted: 5 June 1915, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1877
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Died of disease - Heart, Black Swan Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia, 11 January 2019
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Cemetery website states that the position of his grave is unknown, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kingscote Kangaroo Island WW1 Roll of Honour, Kingscote War Memorial, Penneshaw Kangaroo Island Men Roll of Honor WW1
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World War 1 Service

5 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2021, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
23 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2021, 27th Infantry Battalion
23 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2021, 27th Infantry Battalion, RMS Morea, Adelaide
29 Jun 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2021, Shell wounds to the left thigh which were received while raiding enemy trenches at night. Invalided to England on 2 July 1916
Date unknown: Wounded SN 2021, 27th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

At the time of enlistment he was living on Kangaroo Island, SA

Next of kin is listed as brother Michael Connelly c/ Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA, James Connelly and Mrs. N. Robertson

2 August 1918 - to hospital with Pleurisy

19 October 1918 - commenced return to Australia for discharge but died before being discharged

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal