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Patrick Connolly

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 55), Page: 29 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 55), Page: 29 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Patrick AWMM
  • Surname
    Connolly AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 39704 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 May 1871 AWMM DublinIreland (Eire) AWMM
    Dublin, Ireland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss M. McMahon (cousin), Criterion Hotel, Greymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    Personal file confirmed that only the British War Medal was issued as Connolly disembarked in England, and was posted to Sling Camp for training but subsequently sent to discharge camp at Torguay 2 months later for retriation to New Zealand. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Seaman AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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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  • Subsequent to his discharge from NZEF and the Somes Island Guard, Patrick Connolly returned to the sea. In 1918, he was engaged on ss Simplon as an Able Seaman. The vessel was chartered by the New Zealand Government in 1918 for minesweeping and the crew including Cook were provided with the charter. They were assisted by Royal Australian Naval Brigade (RANB) which was responsible for exploding the discovered mines that had previously been laid by the german raider Wolf.

    On 1 May 1918 whilst mooring the Simplon at Nelson, Able Seaman Connolly got his foot entangled in the rope and his foot had to be amputated at Nelson Hospital. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    3 April 1924 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      55: 29 AWMM
    • Colonist (Nelson) AWMM
      Colonist, Volume LX, Issue 14761, 2 May 1918, Page 6 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (c.1920). A further list of the names of ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% : compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent war pensions; and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) discharged hospital patients; assessed as suffering permanent disability, and who are whilst in hospital, receiving full pensions. New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. AWMM

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