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Private 4180

7th Battalion

Mirboo, Victoria

His father Michael Donnelly of Orbost then Thorpdale, Victoria

Korumburra, Victoria 29/7/1915

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

Roman Catholic


He was killed in action on 25/2/1917

He is remembered on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial

Associated with Fairbank, Victoria

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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