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911   Private John Connolly
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 20/10/1915 (Home)
John Connolly was the son of Eliza Connolly. He was born in Dungannon. Private John Connolly arrived in France with the Royal Munster Fusiliers on 2nd May 1915. Private John Connolly was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers when he died of his wounds at ‘home’ on 20th October 1915. He is buried in Netley Military Cemetery in Hampshire, near Southampton.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Netley Military Cemetery
  Southampton, Hampshire, 9
Grave Ref: Grave C-E-1746
CWGC Casualty 363040
The cemetery lies within a park maintained by Hampshire County Council on the site of the former hospital, and access is by way of a private road with a lockable security barrier.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 33
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Connolly family Does not list John as living with the family at house 26 in Moygashel Town. Bernagh, Tyrone
2 Photo of Private John Connolly's grave
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists John Connolly, born Dungannon
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of John Connolly
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here (2)
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here (1)
7 Netley Cemetery small photo of John Connolly's gravestone
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of John Connolly's gravestone can be purchased here
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