Ralph Gordon CONLEY

46th Infantry Battalion, AIF

Private, Regimental No. 2543.

Killed in Action, 8 August 1918, Villers-Brettoneux, France

Biographical Details

Born: 17 May 1887, Allora, QLD, Australia

Father: William George CONLEY

Mother: Margaret THOMPSON

Marital Status: Single

Education: Allora State School, QLD.

Occupation: Commercial Traveller, Store Manager.


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 3 June 1916

Address at Enlistment: Cannon Hill, Brisbane, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

19 September 1916 with 52nd  Battalion,

5th Reinforcements at Brisbane, QLD on Ship

A49 "Seang Choon".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on 8 August 1918 while serving with 46th Battalion at

Villers-Bretonneux, France.

Burial place: Crucifix Corner cemetery, Plot VIII, Row B, Grave no. 10.

Next of Kin:  Sister, Mrs Julia Brierley, Cannon Hill Brisbane, QLD.

Religion: Church of England.


Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board.

Ralph Conley’s older brother, William, was at one time the manager of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper and a director of Fairfax limited..


Commemorative Details


Panel 141,  Australian War Memorial;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board.  


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