Herbert Isaac Connolly
† Connolly, Private Herbert Isaac no. 1674.
19th Battalion 2nd Reinforcements.
“Lochinvar”, Seventh Avenue, Campsie.
Born 1894 at Mortlake, son of John & Elizabeth Ann Connolly.
Educated at Kogarah Public School.
Served in the Militia in Ultimo District.
Enlisted 27/5/1915 at Campsie, aged 21.
Church of England.
Next of kin, father, J. Connolly, Seventh Avenue, Campsie.
Casualty list DT 6/1/1917 Missing (previously reported wounded).
Casualty list SMH 5/11/1917 Private Herbert Isaac Connolly was missing after the battle of Pozieres on November the 14th last. His Mother is Mrs Connolly of “Lochinvar’ Seventh Ave Campsie.
Casualty list SMH 22/1/1918 Killed in Action 14/11/1916 (Previously reported missing).
Killed in action 14/11/1916 (Flers) aged 22 years. His family believed he died at Pozieres.
Buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, grave V III.A.24.
Information from J. Connolly, father.
AWM File IDRL428 Letters to Red Cross re Australian servicemen:
Is officially reported “Missing” as from 14/11/1916. Up to the present we have obtained no particulars.
Portrait, Sydney Mail 24/7/1918 Killed (H.J.)
Roll of Honour, Canterbury District. Killed in Action (H.J.)
Tele/Mirror list 11/11/1993 Killed in action 14/11/1916.
Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1825955/ [accessed 14/10/2016].
The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.
An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.
Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002