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Remembered Today:

Sapper H. Donelly


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13 hours ago, vetje said:

Gd Lads,

 

Anyone more information about sapper (RE) H. DONELLY service number 42270?

 

Best regards

Alexander

Spr. Harry H. Donelly.

Overseas - France. 29/10/1915. 

Discharged. Class z. 14/2/1919. 

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16 minutes ago, GWF1967 said:

Spr. Harry H. Donelly.

Overseas - France. 29/10/1915. 

Discharged. Class z. 14/2/1919. 

 

Thx GWF1967, I could not locate the files on Ancestry?

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Hi Alexander,

 

He doesn't appear to have any surviving service papers.  On Ancestry his medal index card is here' and his medal roll records here.

 

FMP have a couple of medical admission/discharge records for him - link. They read as:

 

First name(s): H

Last name: Donnelly

Age: 30

Service number: 42270

Rank: Sapper

Unit: 7th Field Company, Royal Engineers

2 years completed service; 15 months completed overseas service

Admitted to 4 Stationary Hospital on 20th May 1916. Discharged to duty 31st May 1916

Ailment - Dental caries ??

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Image sourced from Findmypast

 

 

First name(s): H

Last name: Donnelly

Service number: 42270

Rank: Sapper

Unit: 63rd Field Company, Royal Engineers

Admitted to 31 Ambulance Train on 23rd October 1918

Ailment - Gassed

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Image sourced from Findmypast

 

Appearing on this casualty list (link), he appears to have a connection to Cheadle

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Regards

Chris

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Ah, 7 Field Company (50 Div). The WDs name other ranks at the end of each month. I had nothing on him in 1916 but the May WDs do not show hospital admissions. He is named as arriving at the Company on 19/11/1915 from Base, Rouen with a number of other reinforcements (No 4 General Base Depot RE) and named again as being wounded on 14/04/1917. I checked but could not see him being returned to Unit from his wound so presume that he was discharged to Base Details (4 GBD) and then transferred to 63 FC later in 1917 or 1918. I have not looked at 63 FC. 

Brian

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Hi,

 

His RE service number would seem to date from late August 1914. Surviving papers for some other near number RE men show:

 

42250 Riley - attested 27.8.1914

42261 Rose - attested 27.8.1914

42270

42283 Fry - 28.8.1914

42289 Holden - attested 29.8.1914

 

Regards

Chris

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