Wesley Clarence JOLLY


JOLLY, Wesley Clarence

Service Number: 4231
Enlisted: 8 July 1915, Ballarat, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Sebastopol, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Home Town: Sebastopol, Ballarat North, Victoria
Schooling: Ridan State school
Occupation: Timber Worker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 21 July 1916
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Plot 1, Row L, Grave 78
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sebastopol Redan State School No 1289 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

8 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Ballarat, Victoria
29 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4231, 14th Infantry Battalion
29 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4231, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
21 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4231, 31st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Wesley Clarence JOLLY was born in 1897 in Sebastopol, Victoria

His parents were Francis George JOLLY and Elizabeth Jane CHIBNALL

He enlisted with the Australian Army on 8th July, 1915 - 14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcements - Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Demosthenes on 29th December 1915

He was Killed in Action on 21st July 1916 in Fleurbaix France, (Battle of Fromelles) aged 19 years and is buried in Rue Petillon Military cemetery, France - he had been transferred to the 31st Battalion

His brothers Albert Thomas JOLLY (1st Field Artillery Brigade)  and George Hector JOLLY (31st Battalion) both served and returned to Australia.

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