William DONNELLAN

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DONNELLAN, William

Service Number: 1093
Enlisted: 7 January 1915, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Petersburg, South Australia, 12 January 1894
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Broken Hill State School
Occupation: Trucker/Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Palestine, 9 January 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1093, Oaklands, South Australia
24 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1093, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1093, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide
25 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 1093, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
9 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1093, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Battle of Magdhaba

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Biography

Enlisted 7 Jan 1915 in the 3rd Light Horse. Before he left he married Annie Clarice McClintock of Broken Hill. There was one child whom he never met.

He served in Egypt and Palestine with the Light Horse. He was promoted to Lance Corporal before being Killed in Action.

"THE LATE LANCE-CORPORAL W. J. DONNELLAN.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Donnellan, of Blende-Street, Broken Hill, have been notified that their son, Lance-Corporal W. J, Donnellan (3rd Light Horse), was killed in action in Egypt on January 9. He was 22 years of age and left Australia a little over two years ago. He was at the famous Gallipoli landing and after the evacuation of the peninsula was transferred to the Egyptian zone, He was a manly young fellow and was highly esteemed by those who knew him. A widow and one child, who reside at Broken Hill, are left." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 03 Feb 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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