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Number Private 4180

Battalion 7th Battalion

Place of Birth Mirboo

Next of Kin His father Michael Donnelly of
Orbost then Thorpdale

Date and place of enlistment Korumburra 29/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 29 years 10 months. 5'7",
160 pounds, green eyes and black hair.

Religion Roman Catholic

Occupation Labourer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 25/2/1917

Location of grave or memorial

He is remembered on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

Associated with Fairbank

Military History

29/7/15 He enlisted in Korumburra
He is on the Fairbank Honour Roll.
He was originally in the 13th reinforcement 7th battalion
29/12/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Demosthenes
At sea from Alexandra to Marseilles he went to sleep on sentry duty and was sentenced to a years detention
31/3/16 His sentence was commuted to 60 days
7/4/16 He was in the 7th General Hospital St Omar with mumps
1/5/16 He joined his unit
9/8/16 He was in hospital sick
18/1/17 He joined his unit
25/2/17 He was killed in action
His effects were a belt, coins, identity disc, pipe case, scarf, balaclava
His father received all medals, his plaque and scroll.



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