Alfred Henry CONNOLLY

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CONNOLLY, Alfred Henry

Service Number: 698
Enlisted: 7 December 1914
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 January 1891
Home Town: Ivanhoe, Banyule, Victoria
Schooling: Camberwell State School, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Station Overseer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 28 June 1915, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row K, Grave 21 Headstone inscription reads: Our dear Alf called home his duty nobly done God's will be done
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 698, 5th Light Horse Regiment
19 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 698, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 698, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Vestalia, Sydney
28 Jun 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 698, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Hugh (Maurice) Morris Connolly and Laura Victoria Connolly of 'Camden', Waltham Street, Sandringham, Victoria. Brother of Victor Clyde Connolly who returned to Australia on 8 May 1919 having served with the 7th Battalion and Montague Connolly who returned to Australia on 22 December 1918 having served with the 5th Battalion

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