Peter DONNELLY

DONNELLY, Peter

Service Number: 3371
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: Kadina, South Australia, 1873
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Storekeeper
Memorials: Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3371, 51st Infantry Battalion
29 Jan 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3371, 51st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Peter Donnelly was the son of Bernard and Catherine Donnelly. Bernard Donnelly was the teacher at the Port Broughton Public School from 1907 until 1918. Peter was born at Kadina in about 1873. A storekeeper, he was 44 years old when he enlisted at Black Boy Camp, Perth on 9 January 1917.

Peter was posted to 8 Reinforcements 51 Battalion and embarked from Fremantle on 29 January 1917 aboard HMAT A28 “Militiades” and disembarked in Devonport on 27 March. He proceeded overseas to France and was taken on strength of 51 Battalion on 12 August 1917. 8 days later Peter was transferred and taken on strength of 4 Australian Division Salvage Company.

Peter embarked from England aboard SS “Konigan Luise” on 26 September 1919 and disembarked in Fremantle. He was discharged on 19 September 1919.

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