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Francis Patrick Connolly

  • Service number
    WWI 15860 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Jack AWMM
    • Jack Barclay Public - Maureen Patricia - Other relative - 3 May 2017 - Military Personnel File
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 37), Page: 17 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 37), Page: 17 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
    Rifleman Public - Maureen - Other relative - 30 June 2017 - Military Personnel File
  • Forenames
    Francis Patrick AWMM
  • Surname
    Connolly AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jack AWMM
    • Jack Barclay Public - Maureen Patricia - Other relative - 3 May 2017 - Military Personnel File
  • Service number
    WWI 15860 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Maureen Patricia - Other relative - 3 May 2017 - Family papers
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Roman Catholic Public - Maureen - Other relative - 30 June 2017 - Military Personnel File, Family Papers

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    10 March 1897 Public - Maureen - Other relative - 30 June 2017 - DIA Birth Certificate
  • Place of birth
    Coromandel Public - Maureen - Other relative - 30 June 2017 - DIA Birth Certificate
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Civil Servant Public - Maureen Patricia - Other relative - 18 July 2017 - Dept of Internal Affairs Death Certificate (1978)
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs Mulvihill (aunt), Hargreaves Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Mary Mulvihill of Hargreaves Street Auckland is Francis' mother's sister (Mary Mulvihill ne Scallen) Public - Maureen Patricia - Other relative - 3 May 2017 - Family papers
  • Relationship status
    Single on enlistment. Public - Maureen - Other relative - 30 June 2017 - Military Personnel File, Family Papers

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 15860 AWMM
  • Military service
    5 April 1916 - 2 March 1919 Public - Maureen - Other relative - 30 June 2017 - Military Personnel File
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal Public - Maureen - Other relative - 30 June 2017 - Military Personnel File

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    • 5 April 1916 as Jack Barclay Public - Maureen Patricia - Other relative - 3 May 2017 - Military Personnel file
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    19 Public - Maureen Patricia - Other relative - 3 May 2017 - Military Personnel file

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Francis Connolly enlisted in the First World War under the false name Jack Barclay as he was too young to enlist.
      Jack Barclay's Military Personnel record held at National Archives has been altered to reflect the fact he is really Francis Patrick Connolly and Francis made a declaration to explain why he enlisted under an assumed name. AWMM
    • Francis was the youngest child of Thomas Conelly/Connelly/Connolly and Rose Anne Connolly ne Scallen who were married in Thames in St Francis Church on 8 May 1886, both stating they were born in County Tyrone, Ireland.
      Francis had two older brothers and two older sisters -
      James Joseph born in 1888, Anna Elizabeth born in 1889, Thomas Henry born in 1891 and Mary Eva born in 1895. Public - Maureen Patricia - Other relative - 3 May 2017 - Department of Internal Affairs marriage certificate, family papers/family tree
    • Francis was wounded on two occasions in Etaples France - the first time in June 1917 and the second time in June 1918 - on both occasions he was evacuated to England. Public - Maureen - Other relative - 30 June 2017 - Military Personnel File
    • Francis' death at the Wairoa Public Hospital on 18 May 1939 was notified to the Army and recorded on his Military Personnel File. His grave in Wairoa is marked by a plaque identifying him as Rifleman Francis Patrick Connolly and his death record states he is the son of Thomas and Rosanna Connolly.
      However, Francis Patrick Connelly also died on 24 March 1978 in Middlemore Public Hospital, Otahuhu, the son of Thomas and Rose Anne Connelly, the husband of Mary McLaughlin.
      The NZ Herald notice of death of 25 March 1978 adds his Army Service no. 15860. Public - Maureen Patricia - Other relative - 18 July 2017 - Department of Internal Affairs Death Certificates dated 18 May 1939 and 24 March 1978, Military Personnel File, NZ Herald Death Notice 25 March 1978.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Separating out Francis' identity and that of the false identity of Jack Barclay that he made up in order to enlist has been quite confusing. Please alter or add any information if you feel I have got it wrong. Francis was obviously keen to go off and fight for his country with his comrades. He served his country and who knows what horrors he saw as a young man. He was wounded in action twice and both times he was evacuated to England, so they must have been serious injuries. Francis was one of the young men who returned home and made a place for himself surrounded by his family. We are proud of Francis, we will always remember him and he will always have a place of pride in the family.

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    37: 17 AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 July 2017Maureen PatriciaAucklandOther relative
30 June 2017MaureenAucklandOther relative
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