Maurice Michael DONNELLY

DONNELLY, Maurice Michael

Service Number: 51
Enlisted: 13 April 1915, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 11th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Killed in Action, Palestine, 19 April 1917
Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Shire of Eidsvold Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

13 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 51, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Brisbane, Qld.
2 Jun 1915: Involvement Driver, 51, 11th Light Horse Regiment
2 Jun 1915: Embarked Driver, 51, 11th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Medic, Brisbane
19 Apr 1917: Involvement Trooper, 51, 11th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of J Donnelly, Central Railway Station, Brisbane, Queensland

Mr. J. Donnelly (chief station-master at Central Station) and Mrs. Donnelly have received the sad news that their son, Driver Maruice Michael Donnelly, of a Light Hrose Battalion, was killed in action on April 19, in Sinai.  The deceased was the second son of mr and Mrs Donnelly, and prior to enlistment, at the beginning of the war, he was on a station in the Upper Burnett.  His elder brother J.B. Donnelly, a dentist, also is at the Front, having left Brisbane with one of the first Battalions.   Both of the young men were through the Gallipoli campaign, and subsequently went to Egypt, where they saw a great deal of fighting.  His Grace Archbishop Duhig conveyed the sad intelligene to mr Donnelly, who by the way is just recovering from a serious illness.