Francis Aloysius CONNOLLY

11th Light Horse Regiment, AIF

Trooper, Regimental No. 1085.

Killed in Action, 19 April 1917, Gaza, Palestine.

Biographical Details

Born: 24 May 1894 at Chelmer Railway Station, QLD, Australia.

Father: William CONNOLLY.

Mother: Winifred McCORMACK.

Marital Status: Single.

Education: Convent of Mercy, Bundaberg, State School; Mia Mia, Mackay, QLD.

Occupation: Stockman.


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 10 July 1915 at Chermside, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Marian, Mackay, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

5 October 1915 with 11th  Light Horse Regiment, 5th  Reinforcements at Brisbane, QLD on Ship H.M.A.T. A69 "Warilda".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on 19 April 1917 while serving with 11th  Light Horse Regiment at Gaza, Palestine at the age of 22 years.

Burial place: Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine, Portion XVIII, Row: E, Grave No: 11.

Next of Kin:  Mother, Mrs. Winifred Connolly, care of E. Hogan, Mirani, Mackay, QLD.

Religion: Roman Catholic.

Commemorative Details


Panel 8,  Australian War Memorial;

Mackay Cenotaph

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board.  

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