Henry Montgomery (Harry) FOXLEY-CONOLLY

FOXLEY-CONOLLY, Henry Montgomery

Service Numbers: 3153, 3153A, Q215063
Enlisted: 11 November 1916, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: London, England, 31 October 1881
Home Town: Mount Morgan, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Ore sampler
Died: Natural causes, Queensland, Australia, 4 November 1958, aged 77 years
Cemetery: Mount Bassett Cemetery
C of E Section 1, Line 7, Plot 30- UNMARKED GRAVE
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World War 1 Service

11 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3153, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Rockhampton, Queensland
23 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3153, 52nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
23 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3153, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3153A, 49th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

14 Apr 1942: Enlisted Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2), Private, SN Q215063, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Mackay, Queensland
15 Apr 1942: Involvement Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2), Private, SN Q215063, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
21 Oct 1945: Discharged Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2), Private, SN Q215063, 15th (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps

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Biography

Henry was a 'remittance' man with a small payment from his English family as long as he did not contact them. In 1916, aged 35, he left a wife and four young children in Queensland when he enlisted. On his return to Australia in 1920 two more children were born. He was much scarred by war, both physical and mentally but reared 6 children on his own, mostly in Queensland and died on 04 Nov 1958 aged 77.