Leave a tribute or memory of
Francis Patrick Connolly
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.