Albert John DONNELLY

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DONNELLY, Albert John

Service Number: 327
Enlisted: 20 February 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Wnagaratta, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Auburn, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 1 December 1916
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Plot V1, Row D, Grave 5
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 327, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 327, 23rd Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 327, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
7 Nov 1935: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 327, 23rd Infantry Battalion, To hospital with shell concussion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Julia Anne Donnelly of Broken Hill, NSW, previously Ebden Street, Auburn, Victoria; brother of Patrick Henry Donnelly who returned to Australia on 13 April 1919 having served with the 50th Battalion

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

Biography contributed by Jasmine Krasnoff

Albert John Donnelly was the son of Julia Anne Donnelly, nee Green, and Patrick Donnelly. It is confirmed he had 2 other brothers Alfred Leslie Donnelly and Patrick Henry Donelly (both also fought in the war). However, he may have had another brother or cousin born also in Wangaratta NSW, Patrick Donnelly. 

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