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John J. Connolly

Rank: Private
Townland: Derryharrow
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: The Glebe, Cloone, Co. Letrim
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Regiment/Unit: Irish Guards, 15th Battalion
Regiment Number: 4861
Date of Death: 06-02-1915
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Cuinchy Communal Cemetery, France.

John was born in Derryharrow, Co. Longford, c.1891. He enlisted into the army in Glasgow, Scotland. 

From Winter Operations Pte. Connolly was engaging in the Affairs of Cuinchy, where attack and counter-attack had been taking place between the British and Germans from 29 January to early February. On 6 February, the 4th (Guards) Brigade crossed 'no man's land; in the dark and then attacked to push forward the line on the flanks. The attack captured the brick stacks and improved the line at the junction with the French. 

It was during this operation that Pte. Connolly lost his life. 

Parents Names: Son of the late Catherine Connolly of The Glebe, Cloone, Co. Letrim

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