Edward CONNOLLY

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CONNOLLY, Edward

Service Number: 2249
Enlisted: 16 December 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 2nd Motor Transport Company
Born: Standish, England, United Kingdom, 1887
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor driver
Died: Killed in Action, France, 15 August 1918
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Plot X, Row F, Grave 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2249, Melbourne, Victoria
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2249, Motor Drivers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2249, Motor Drivers, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne
15 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2249, 2nd Motor Transport Company, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Husband of Dorothy Helen (nee Martlew)Connolly of Harrogate, Yorkeshire. Edward and Dorothy were married on 26 July 1916 in the Hampstead Registry Office, London. Herbert E. Bridger officiated.

His named on the marriage certificate appears as Edward Henry Connolly

Brother of Nellie Walmsley of 81 Pilling Lane, Chorkey, England

12 April 1917 - charged with driving a motor lorry at a speed of 144 miles an hour. Fined 2 days pay

Cause of death was multiple shell wounds

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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